National identity

PODCAST: Criticism of Canada 150 isn’t petty

Toula Drimonis on the conflicted response to Canada’s birthday

Is our sesquicentennial year the right time to grapple with the contradictions at the core of Canadian national identity?

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Ricochet columnist Toula Drimonis weighs in on Québécois cynicism regarding Canada’s birthday party. In her column, Nothing petty about many Quebecers aversion to Canada’s 150th celebrations, she argues that Quebecers, like Indigenous peoples, have good reasons for not joining in the fun.

In this podcast, she sits down with host André Goulet to explain why.

Click here to download the podcast or subscribe on iTunes.

Listen to "Skeptical Province: Québec on Canada’s 150th Anniversary" on Spreaker.

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