Forget the past. What youth are most serious about is the present, in which they're starting to drown. Urgency may be the socialism of today.
Rick Salutin is a Canadian novelist, playwright and critic. He is a strong advocate of left wing causes and writes a regular column in the Toronto Star.
If you ask the young today what Canada means, they point overwhelmingly to the kind of challenging diversity that informs Canadian multiculturalism.
Populism is clearly the zeitgeist of our time. It's just a question of whose version.
Justin must thank God for Doug. What else has he got? He's the last neoliberal standing and he's not running on it, he's burdened by it.
Do not be overly deferential to definitions -- they are always in flux, always contested.
Well that was a piece of unfortunate timing: the botch on opening a memorial to Canada's fallen soldiers in Afghanistan came just before the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
In the early days of the internet, politicians embraced digital utopianism. Now, governments are struggling to understand -- let alone regulate -- the inner workings of tech monopolies.
And any attempt to treat Quebec today like France in the age of Voltaire or Quebec under Duplessis is ignorant -- or a cover for Islamophobia to win votes.
The result is you get people voting for a storyline rather than a government.
Notre Dame was an ideal displacement for embattled Macron, after months of the yellow vests nipping at his neoliberal heels.