This section of our reporting explores the culture across Canada and how this is represented within our public policy and government.
There is no single Canadian culture, but rather a rich tapestry of diverse customs and traditions that have been woven together over the centuries. Canada is home to many different ethnic groups, each with their own unique heritage. As a result, Canadian culture is constantly evolving, adapted to the ever-changing demographics of our country. Across the provinces, there are also significant regional differences in culture. In Quebec, for example, French is the predominant language and many of the customs and traditions have roots in French culture. In contrast, English Canadian culture has been heavily influenced by the British.
These differing cultural traditions help to make Canada a truly dynamic and vibrant country.
No one thinks of a dominant ideology as extreme, but in the case of neoliberalism, this is exactly how we should see it. Neoliberalism is a doctrine of the total supremacy of economic and market forces, and very little has been able to stand in its way.
This episode of Hub Dialogues features host Sean Speer in conversation with David Samson, an anthropologist at the University of Toronto and leading scholar on biology and human evolution, about his new must-read book, “Our Tribal Future: How to Channel Our Foundational Human Instincts into a Force for Good.”
Barstool Sports is one of the most successful entertainment platforms in the internet age. It’s popularity, particularly among young men, signals a growing shift in how many are engaging with politics and culture.
This week’s Hub Roundtable discusses extraordinary reports that the Canadian government is contingency planning for the rise of authoritarianism in the United States, including the prospects of political refugees. It also covers new national electricity regulations, plus the viral, new song, “Rich men North of Richmond”.
This episode of Hub Dialogues features host Sean Speer in conversation with Michael Bonner, historian and political advisor, about his fascinating book, “In Defense of Civilization: How Our Past Can Renew Our Present.”
Hopefully, as the COVID hangover wears off, things will continue to normalize. Travel and leisure have become rather expensive. But the hottest concert tickets in town will probably always be expensive. There’s just no way around that.
Is the viral hit song from Oliver Anthony actually any good? Does that matter? The short answer is that, yes, the song is quite good and that’s why it’s on its way to being a populist anthem. But of course “artistically good” and “politically fair” need not equate.
Mathieu Bock-Côté may be the most important Canadian intellectual that you don’t know. Even if one disagrees with his ideas, you cannot afford to ignore them and what they mean for Quebec and conservatism there.
Cultural conservatism as it exists in Québec first has the mission of ensuring the defence of a people’s national identity, and more fundamentally, the defence of the cultural and civilizational transmission process. For the past fifteen years, Québec nationalism has been reborn through the identity question.