• Once More: What is Canada?

    Once More: What is Canada?

    • December 11, 2017

    In November 1964, the venerable American magazine The Atlantic published a special supplement on Canadian politics and society. It featured excellent, almost exclusively Canadian-authored articles: by John W. Holmes, the wordy Canadian diplomat, on “The Diplomacy of a Middle Power”; …

  • How Do Global Norms Bear on Reconciliation with Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples?

    • June 3, 2015

    This week, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, chaired by Justice Murray Sinclair, released its preliminary findings from a five-year inquiry into the terrible era of residential schools for Aboriginal children in Canada. These findings, and the surrounding public discussion, touched …