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Of History and Petty Tribalism

As you know, I’m a bit of a recovering nationalist. There was a time (when I was approximately 14 years old or so) when I believed that Canada could do no wrong, neither in the present, nor in history. Oh, … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Canadian Identity

If you were to ask an English-Speaking Canadian what his nationality was at any point prior to the First World War, the overwhelming likelihood is that he would tell you that he was British. This is hardly surprising; for all … Continue reading

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What’s to Celebrate on Canada Day?

There was a time when I considered myself to be a proud and unapologetic nationalist: Canada, or so I had come to believe, was an exceptional nation, with exceptional values. Understand that when I spoke of “Canadian exceptionalism,” I did … Continue reading

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