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.

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.

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.