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.
In the nineties, social conservative MPs made up an important part of the Liberal Party caucus. Today, they play a minimal role both in the caucus and among its electorate.
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.
Rhetoric condemning Canada is distressing not only because of its toxic effects on our social fabric and civic ecosystem, but because it is wrong: Canada is indeed a fundamentally good country.
If our society can’t draw a principled distinction between benign expressions of religious pluralism and the literal embodiment of evil, then we might as well pack it up.
Understanding the nineties: Chuck Klosterman on the lasting legacy of a consequential decade (re-release)
This episode of Hub Dialogues features Sean Speer in conversation with Chuck Klosterman, a best-selling author and journalist, about his must-read book, The Nineties. The episode was originally published on June 22nd, 2023.
gathered some of our favourite contributors here to nominate some Canadians they thought made a positive impact, no matter how big or small, on Canada and the world in 2023.
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.
Why Mister Rogers still matters today: Gregg Behr and Ryan Rydzewski on his enduring lessons for raising kids (re-release)
This episode of Hub Dialogues features Sean Speer in conversation with child advocate Gregg Behr and award-winning writer Ryan Rydzewski about their poignant book, When You Wonder, You’re Learning: Mister Rogers’ Enduring Lessons for Raising Creative, Curious, Caring Kids. The episode was originally published on April 27th, 2023.
This past week saw Hub readers discuss zero-emissions vehicle regulations, the impact of the Online News Act, a green agenda for conservatives, and whether spending on gifts remains a meaningful tradition or reflects inefficient spending, among other topics.