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There was a legal relationship, an interaction between European and First Nations legal systems, that existed at the foundation of European settlement in northern North America, enshrined in the written treaties and in First Nations peoples’ oral...See discussions >
Full launch October 31, 2016
For the past 14 years there has been a concern that violent extremism is a threat to the west and recently Harper stated this is Canada’s biggest security threat. This is reflected in Canada’s current discussions around homegrown terrorism and...
Begins October 31, 2016
When Justin Trudeau went abroad to international meetings immediately after becoming Canada’s prime minister he announced that “Canada is back”. Much of what he seemed to mean by this centred on Canada’s role on the world stage. He was referring...
Mutual Accommodation: A Better Way of Doing Things?
Let’s discuss one of the most profound facets of the Canadian experience – mutual accommodation. At key moments in Canada’s past, the need to accommodate difference – between Canadians, with our neighbours, and with our northern geography – has...Explore and discuss
William A. Macdonald’s essays in The Globe and Mail
Since late May 2015, Bill Macdonald has authored a series of essays on the Canadian narrative of mutual accommodation that have appeared in The Globe and Mail newspaper and website... read more
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