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The Alchemy of Canada By Haroon Siddiqui

By |June 2nd, 2016|

This is an essay written by Haroon Siddiqui for the 2014 Guelph Lecture – On Being Canadian program.

 
The Alchemy of Canada

By Haroon Siddiqui

 

There are good reasons beyond simple patriotism to assert that Canada is the best nation in the world.

As the only constitutionally multicultural state, Canada – unlike, say, the United States – recognizes group […]

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The Arts and Culture as New Engines of Economic and Social Development – Simon Brault

By |September 30th, 2015|

Policy Options – March-April 2005

In Canada and elsewhere in the world the arts and culture have moved away from a position of marginality to being at the core of new economic development strategies. The vice-chair of the Canada Council of the Arts, Simon Brault, traces this evolution and notes that Canada has greatly increased its […]

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On Being Canadian – Joy Roberts Ph.D

By |September 15th, 2015|

A version of this article appeared as an opinion column in the Guelph Mercury, October 30, 2003

Lately, I’ve been thinking about what it means to be Canadian.

It’s not just that the topic has come up a lot since a family we used to swap homes with in Europe has decided to move here and […]

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Musings from the Musagetes Foundation

By |September 4th, 2015|

At many times in history, those capable of observing trends have, perhaps, looked around and bemoaned the fast pace of change. It is often possible to feel a sense of loss, even as our civilisation develops.

In The Malaise of Modernity, Charles Taylor proposes that the source of our malaise can be largely summed up under […]

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A New North by Dr. Ken Coates

By |September 4th, 2015|

 

In the North – they know the problems, obsess about them and try to
address them

In the rest of the country – some people know the problems, we downplay them, and we hope they will go away!

The global debate about Arctic sovereignty has rekindled Canadian interest in the far North. A curious conjunction of northern issues […]

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The Alchemy of Canada By Haroon Siddiqui

By |September 3rd, 2015|

There are good reasons beyond simple patriotism to assert that Canada is the best nation in the world.

As the only constitutionally multicultural state, Canada – unlike, say, the United States – recognizes group rights, dating back to the 1867 British North America Act, which codified three collectivities – the aboriginal peoples and the French and […]