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April 22, 2022

Are Canadians finally at peace with their Constitution?

A reflection on the eve of the 40th anniversary of patriation and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
January 2, 2022

We’re witnessing the continuing cultural divergence of Canada and the United States

The centre of gravity in each of our cultures is in a radically different place, and each is moving along a different trajectory
October 7, 2021

50 years of multiculturalism

Michael Adams, president of the Environics Institute, says most Canadians view multiculturalism as an important symbol of what we aspire to as a society

Private sponsorship is much more than a feel-good project

As we mark World Refugee Day, it is important to recognize that many Canadians have stepped up to sponsor refugees, and many more are keen to do so.
March 18, 2021

Can Canada engage in a significant constitutional change that leaves us more united?

We need to go beyond the observation that the monarchy seems outdated, and prepare ourselves for the hard work of finding something that works better for us.

Changing social norms is the key to addressing racism

Social norms exert a powerful influence on how people interact with others, and deserve greater attention in addressing systemic racism
January 4, 2021

COVID-19 changed everything, except Canada’s values of inclusiveness

While populists around the world have used the pandemic’s many upheavals to sow fears against newcomers, Canada might never have been more sure of its broadly welcoming spirit than now