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The Melmac Years

My peculiar resin d’être

Maple Branches

Who talks of my nation?

Listening In

What recent populist victories tell us about Canada

Kenneth C. Dewar

Kenneth C. Dewar is a professor emeritus of history at Mount Saint Vincent University, in Halifax, and the author of Frank Underhill and the Politics of Ideas.

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Brain Drain

The lost influence of intellectuals March 2020
Last summer, Elections Canada launched an online video campaign to improve voter turnout among young people, with an eye to the federal election. It waged this offensive using “influencers,” individuals who have — or can readily create — significant followings on social media platforms: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and so on. But the agency, desiring to appear completely beyond…

Does the Past Have a Future?

It turns out h-i-s-t-o-r-y can be spelled many different ways January–February 2012
The past is everywhere today, or so it seems. For Canadians in the 1990s it started in miniature—the Heritage Minutes, sponsored by a private philanthropic foundation—and continued in 2000 in the large economy size—Canada: A People’s History, the mammoth multi-part series underwritten by the CBC. An entire television network is devoted to…