The recent decision by Library and Archives Canada to delete a website focused on the prime ministers of this country is just one of the latest examples of a nation uncertain of how to deal with its past.
Culture wars aren’t a political sideshow, they are the essence of politics, which is defining the community and establishing a shared identity. To whom does a society raise statues, and whose statues do we tear down?
In order to seek out and understand other intelligent life in the universe, our civilization needs to up its game to define a better future.
For all of the discussion of Canada’s founders as highly pragmatic, we underestimate their collective boldness as the crucial ingredient in such an exercise of nation-building.
If we believe that the identity politics of the elite focuses too often on gender and race at the expense of income and class, then why not call for a more intersectional conception of justice?
Cannabis legalization has worked out well in this country for several reasons—not least of which is the fact that Canadians were ready for it.
For decades Canada was a spectator to the world’s biggest game, and its best players forced to play in exile. But this is changing.
This past year and a half has been tough, and we deserve 60 minutes spread over three periods where we just hope for a win. Even if our team is not there this year, and even if we don’t care for hockey and are only watching to see what happens.
Many consumers will pay more for the sparkling wines that come from Champagne. But many wily ones will instead look to domestic bubbles made in the traditional method, that cost less and come from one of the cool climate regions within our borders.
Over the past 125 years, the Olympic movement has managed to carve out little islands of peace in complicated and difficult political conditions.