Category Archives: Canadian Identity

Open Book

From Edward Greenspon, “Why Canada’s an open book”, Globe and Mail, September 28, 2002, p. A2, during his time as the newspaper’s editor, a position he had assumed earlier that year: “What is a Canadian? You tell me what a … Continue reading

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Helpless Islamic State

I remain very uncomfortable with the mix of religion and politics. An example of what seems to me to be a total mix is that of an Islamic state, where criminal and civil rights and responsibilities are all determined according … Continue reading

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Option Nation

The week before the May 2 federal election. Announcement from Calgary: dropping mandatory second language courses from grades 4 to 9. The second language could be, but need not be, French. After Grade 9, all second language courses are optional. … Continue reading

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