Tensions in the history of colonization and migration reflects the perennial challenge of reconciling unity with diversity, and opportunity and freedom with equality and the nurturing of community and close ties.
If ever there was a sign that we are spending too much time indoors away from genuine human contact, it is the idea that of all the countries in the world, Canada is the one with such an outrageous history of violence and oppression that we ought to cancel the annual national holiday.
The Angus Reid Institute poll shows that the percentage of Canadians who think diversity makes the country better is growing in lockstep with the size of Canada’s visible minority population.
The government’s proposed legislation will make the pool of potential Supreme Court justices more Laurentian and more elite.
Cultural and religious minorities are not the only ones who should be worried about Bill 21. Anyone who believes in liberal democracy ought to vigorously oppose it, too.
As Canada looks to build back better in the wake of the pandemic, engaging with Indigenous entrepreneurs is good business—for the country and for reconciliation
It seems we are doomed to emulate the Romans after all, not at their height but in the centuries after the barbarians sacked their cities. Except, in our case, we’ve done the work of the barbarians ourselves.
By attempting to defenestrate from our collective memory everyone from John A. Macdonald to Egerton Ryerson to Henry Dundas we are indulging in selfish, armchair acts of empty contrition.
Keeping Canada together means keeping it connected and overcoming the brute facts of our geography. This means transportation infrastructure plays a big role in both nation building and national preservation.
David Hume observed that none of us have done anything like signing a contract, so it’s silly to believe that’s why we have faith in the government. We obey the law because having a government is usually useful.