The Monitor, May/June 2017

Views of Canada at 150
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May 1, 2017
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There is an important difference between celebration and commemoration. In considering Canada 150, the government tagline for this year’s sesquicentennial festivities, the contributors to this special issue of the Monitor argue too little of what we are seeing can, or is even intended to, lead the country to a fuller understanding of its history. To truly commemorate—whether it is Canada’s Confederation or any other moment—we need to address those things we find distasteful and disappointing, as well as those things that make us proud. If we can’t do that on the country’s 150th birthday, when can we?

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Cover illustration by Remie Geoffroi