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Borders, Boundaries and Walls, Part 1 of 2

Essay, Immigration, Anil Anand

While boundaries have traditionally, at least within the context of geographic statehood, represented physical demarcations, they have a much broader significance. Borders are essential declarations of sovereignty, but boundaries are equally social, political, and metaphorical constructs, not just static naturalized …

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Rideau Hall and Stardom

Commentary, Government, James C. McCrae

Since 1541, Canada’s vice-regal representatives have been lieutenant generals, viceroys, governors and governors general. Vincent Massey, who served from 1952-59, was the first Canadian-born governor general. All his successors have been Canadians, most of them well qualified for the job. …

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Sir John ‘Eh?

Commentary, Culture Wars, James C. McCrae

“The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones.” – William Shakespeare, “Julius Caesar” Sir John Alexander Macdonald, Canada’s first and six-times-elected prime minister, was born on either January 10 or 11, 1815. …