Defining Moments?

Culture is defined as a system of values, beliefs, attitudes, traditions, and standards of behavior that govern the organization of people into social groups and regulate both individual and group behaviour. The unfolding events and the collective grieving of Americans (particularly those living in Tucson, Arizona) and Canadians (those living in Toronto), is a reminder... Read More

Democratic Engagement

One definition of a movement is an ongoing, informal group action that's inspired by a passionately shared idea and directed toward positive change. I believe such a "movement" is taking place and it will counteract the negative, destructive and divisive rhetoric that's sweeping across the United States, Europe and Canada. It involves empathetic individuals who are dedicated to... Read More

Owe Canada

The debate over what it means to be a Canadian "citizen" or what is Canadian "culture" is an old one that returns with every new discussion of immigrants and immigration. As a new year approaches and the government plans to admit another 250,000 new immigrants into Canada -- about the same amount as 2009 -- the debate will no doubt... Read More