The Lock, Stock and Barrel About Canadian Firearms Laws

Canadian gun control advocates have recently called upon Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to adhere to his campaign promises of reducing access to firearms, in response to the Las Vegas shooting earlier this month at the Route 91 Harvest music festival, noting that gun ownership in Canada has been on the rise. The Las Vegas massacre […]

The People’s Network in an Era of ‘Content on Demand’

Grant Bishop In Barney’s Version, Mordecai Richler’s satirical ode to our “cloud-cuckoo-land” of a nation (“an insufferably rich country governed by idiots, its self-made problems offering comic relief to the ills of the real world out there”), the author reserves his most cutting jabs for the Canadian cultural establishment and all of its hangers-on.  Through […]

Weakening the CBC Means Weakening Our Society

Brent Jolly As a child growing up in the shadow of the big city of Toronto, it might sound slightly disingenuous, even somewhat contrite, for me to speak of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) as a common thread that weaves together the rich, diverse tapestry of the Canadian experience. However, in a time when Canadian […]

Art and Social Cohesion: Who Narrates the Myths of Canadian Identity?

This year’s Walter Gordon Symposium is co-hosted by Massey College and the School of Public Policy and Governance, and explores the oft-overlooked subject of public policy in the arts. In the week leading up to the March 26-27 event, the PPGR will be featuring writing on the subject of the arts, cultural policy, and the ‘soft’ power of […]

A Canadian Voice that Deserves More than Status Quo

Senator Hugh Segal  The challenge of shaping tomorrow’s CBC is, in some ways, the challenge of Canadian excellence and how to advance it in a competitive and digital world.  If the CBC was the answer back when the R.B. Bennett Tory government created it many decades ago, what was the question?  And, what is the […]