Canada’s Future is Radical Decentralization

“We’ve only ever had one world order and it’s now going away,” the American geopolitical strategist Peter Zeihan said recently. In the new world order that follows, Canada will be forced to decentralize. In the long-forgotten decade of the 1860s, the map of our current world order was just coming into view. The ink was still wet. Today’s hegemon had …

HISTORY Why French? Why not Nsyilxcen?

Language has been a divisive issue since the founding of Canada. While dormant for some time, the flammable tinder of a nasty debate has been lit once again by the federal government. In 1969, The Official Languages Act (1969) had ensconced English and French as the country’s two official languages. In 1977, the Government of Quebec implemented The Charter of the French Language …

The Strange Effect of Internment Camps

To be truly Canadian, it helps to be her enemy, first. Take, for example, the experience of German and Japanese Canadians in wartime internment camps. Prior to the First World War, Germans had immigrated to Canada in large numbers, especially during the mid and late 1800s. They held high with immense pride their culture and traditions—Saengerfeste, Turnvereine, Oktoberfest. They built their …

A Glance into General Vance

The General has stepped down. After thirty-nine years of service Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defense Staff of the Canadian Armed Forces, retired in January 2021. It appears incoming Admiral Art McDonald will have to right the ship. If one area of Vance’s performance can be praised—indeed it certainly should—it was his ability to never lose sight on the great …