People place cedar sprigs on a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald which was toppled in Hamilton., Ont., Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press.

Is Canadian history dead? The Roundtable on Canada's lost sense of self

This week’s Hub Roundtable discusses the controversy over the congressional testimonies of three major American university presidents on the presence of antisemitism on university campuses. They also discuss the 25th anniversary of  J. L. Granatstein’s famous book, Who Killed Canadian History?, and its legacy and ongoing relevance.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023. Justin Tang/The Canadian Press.

The Roundtable on the state of the economy and the impact of Google's $100-million deal

This week’s Hub Roundtable discusses recent Canadian economic data, including a decline in third-quarter GDP, a rise in the national unemployment rate, and historically low consumer confidence, and what these bearish numbers tell us about the country’s political economy. They also discuss Google’s $100 million deal with the Trudeau government for the news media and what it may mean for the future of journalism.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with reporters as he makes his way to caucus, Wednesday, November 1, 2023 in Ottawa. Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press.

The Hub Roundtable discusses the government’s carbon tax blowback

This week’s Hub Roundtable discusses carbon taxes, the liberal government’s carve-out for home heating fuel in Atlantic Canada and its policy blowbacks as a result. They also discuss liberal politics as a whole, low opinion polls and how the ongoing conflict in the Middle East is dominating federal politics.

People take part in a protest for Palestine in Montreal, Sunday, October 8, 2023. Hamas militants led a surprise attack on Israel from the Gaza Strip on Saturday leading to many casualties on both sides and retaliation strikes by Israel into Gaza. Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press.

The Hub Roundtable digs into the global reaction to the Israel-Hamas war

This week’s Hub Roundtable welcomes special guest Reihan Salam, President of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, to join the conversation with executive director Rudyard Griffiths and editor-at-large Sean Speer. They discuss the American reaction to Hamas’s terrorist attacks in Israel and compare and contrast it with the reaction in Canada.

Protestors attend a march in support of Palestine in Toronto, Monday, Oct. 9, 2023. Arlyn McAdorey/The Canadian Press.

The Hub Roundtable takes note of the people who celebrated a massacre

This week’s Hub Roundtable discusses the domestic response to the massacre in Israel perpetrated by Hamas terrorists. How should Canadians respond to the people who celebrated the mass murder of Israeli civilians? And is this a wake-up call for anyone who was complacent in the face of rising anti-Semitism in the country?

Canada 2020 Advisory Board Chair, and former Governor of the Bank of Canada and Bank of England, Mark Carney speaks during the Canada 2020 Net-Zero Leadership Summit in Ottawa on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press.

Does Canada's economic malaise set the stage for Carney?

This week’s Hub Roundtable looks ahead to Thanksgiving weekend and discusses the general feeling of malaise that seems to permeate North America. We also debate whether this fiscal discontent sets the stage for a former central banker to take over the prime minister’s job. Are things falling into place for former Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney?