The CBC-Radio Canada building is seen Thursday, January 28, 2021 in Montreal. Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press.

Enough with committees and consultations. The CBC needs a mandate with teeth

What is needed is for the government to define what it expects the CBC to deliver in a way that is both clear and doable. The United Kingdom does this through the Royal Charter, which is, in effect, a contract between the BBC and the government. It specifies what the BBC will do over the next ten years, along with a commitment for funding. It is a mandate with teeth. 

Children stand to sing O Canada after being sworn-in as Canadian citizens at the Halifax Citadel in Halifax on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press.

It’s time for a grown-up conversation on immigration

The phenomenon where people can be physically present in one place but maintain daily cultural and social ties to their homeland presents a special challenge to a country with a relatively weak national identity. We are long overdue for an honest, constructive, and robust debate on immigration.

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The dangers of existential politics: David Frum on young conservatives and the far Right (re-release)

This episode is part of The Hub’s bi-weekly series featuring Sean Speer in conversation with leading author, journalist, and thinker David Frum. The two discuss recent high-profile cases of young conservative activists and journalists who have fallen down a far-Right path, including what is behind these trends and what can be done to reverse them. The episode was originally published on August 4th, 2023.