Tareq Hadhad receives a Canadian flag from Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino at the Oath of Citizenship ceremony at The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax on Jan. 15, 2020. Riley Smith/The Canadian Press.
Hub Podcast

Tareq Hadhad on escaping war in Syria and becoming a chocolatier in Nova Scotia (re-release)

This episode of Hub Dialogues features host Sean Speer in conversation with entrepreneur, philanthropist, and public speaker, Tareq Hadhad, whose personal story of coming to Canada as a refugee from Syria in 2015 and starting a chocolate business in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, is now the subject of a new, highly-acclaimed film of the same name as the iconic family business, Peace by Chocolate.

Christian actors portray Joseph and Mary during a re-enactment of a Nativity scene of the birth of Jesus Christ during Christmas festivities at the Nazareth Village in Nazareth, northern Israel , Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. Ariel Schalit/AP Photo.
Viewpoint

So this is Christmas

On Christmas, Christians recall the birth of a child in present-day Israel about 2000 years ago. The child’s name was Jesus, born to a Jewish woman named Mary in a stable in the town of Bethlehem.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie prepare Christmas baskets with volunteers at Moisson Montreal, a food bank, Friday, December 18, 2015 in Montreal. Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press.
Viewpoint

Politics beyond the political

Engaging with others is one of the most valuable ways we can contribute to political life. It means to take seriously living in a community with other people, and the impact that can have on people.