Protesters interrupt a speech by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Montreal, on Tuesday, December 6, 2022. Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press

The Roundtable: Is Canada broken?

This episode of Hub Rountable focuses on the malaise permeating in Canada and its dire consequences on politics and the national mood. They also discuss the World Economic Forum’s 2024 meeting and whether we are in a post-Davos era.

People take photographs near a John Harvard statue, left, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024, on the campus of Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass. after Harvard University President Claudine Gay resigned. Steven Senne/AP Photo.

The Roundtable laments the state of academia across North America

This week’s Hub Roundtable discusses Claudine Gay’s resignation as the president of Harvard and its implications for universities across North America. We also discuss new research on Canada’s economic underperformance relative to its OECD peers and what is needed to pull the country out of a sense of complacency.

Fireworks explode above the Peace Tower and Centre Block during Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, July 1, 2019. Justin Tang/The Canadian Press.

The Roundtable on what to expect in 2024

This week’s Hub Roundtable discusses the big issues that will command The Hub’s attention in 2024 including economic stagnation, immigration policy, internet regulation, and the future of journalism.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau smiles as he is applauded at the National Caucus holiday party, Tuesday, December 12, 2023 in Ottawa. Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press.

Laurentian capitalism is crippling our economy

This week’s Hub Roundtable discusses the growing tendency on the part of governments to pursue their priorities in the form of policy mandates on private businesses. Plus, Jack Granatstein discusses his groundbreaking history book 25 years later.

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.