Tags » Canadian Identity

On Nazem Kadri, Donald Trump, and Keeping Politics Out of Hockey

Nazem Kadri first voiced his disapproval of then-Republican candidate Donald Trump’s proposed Muslim travel ban in November of 2015:

“I think he’s pretty delusional. But his opinion’s his opinion…[T]hat being said, I’m lucky to live in a country like Canada, where people of political stature don’t say those kinds of things to make people feel out of place.”

519 more words
Hockey

In the mirror of history: a reflection of colonialism

Nine months ago, I finally understood that I am one of the Adams of our planet’s colonial history. The penny dropped when I realized, thanks to an Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, that the English first perfected the tricks of their colonial trade in Ireland long before they plagued the shores and lands of Turtle Island. 977 more words

Sterling Lynch

State of Canada’s Natural and Cultural Heritage Places 2016

Nearly Half of National Park Ecosystems Rate as ‘Fair’ or ‘Poor’ in Parks Canada Report

By Susan Lunn | January 26, 2017

A federal report by Parks Canada shows that almost half of the ecosystems in the country’s national parks remain in fair to poor condition, five years after a previous report with similar concerns. 232 more words

News

State of Canada's Natural and Cultural Heritage Places 2016

Nearly Half of National Park Ecosystems Rate as ‘Fair’ or ‘Poor’ in Parks Canada Report

By Susan Lunn | January 26, 2017

A federal report by Parks Canada shows that almost half of the ecosystems in the country’s national parks remain in fair to poor condition, five years after a previous report with similar concerns. 232 more words

News

Do We Have an Inferiority Complex about Great Canadians?

Do We Have an Inferiority Complex about Great Canadians?

By Jack Knox | January 17, 2017

Here’s a question: Why name a federal research ship after a foreigner synonymous with disaster when you could celebrate Canadian achievement instead? 482 more words

News

Canadian Stereotypes Debunked

No Hosers Here, eh? Canadian Stereotypes Debunked

Canada is often pictured as a uniformly cold, multicultural, socialist paradise full of beer-swilling ice hockey fans. But a close look at the evidence reveals some very different truths—good and bad—about the Great White North… 296 more words

News

Is Canada the World's First 'Postnational' Country?

The Canada Experiment: Is this the World’s First ‘Postnational’ Country?

When Justin Trudeau said ‘there is no core identity, no mainstream in Canada’, he was articulating a uniquely Canadian philosophy that some find bewildering, even reckless – but could represent a radical new model of nationhood… 522 more words

News