• A Festival of Ideas
  • May 2 - 5, 2024
  • Guelph

Our emcee at the 2004 Guelph Lecture—On Being Canadian was Annamie Paul, who more recently ran as the Federal leader of the Green Party. After introductions, Timothy Findley’s longtime partner William Whitehead read selections for Findley’s A Nation of One, which was followed by a presentation from 17 year old refugee Mading Angeth. The audience was then treated to a set of live music from local band House of Velvet before intermission. The keynote speaker for the evening was journalist Alexandre Trudeau, who had just completed his second feature length documentary The Fence, which saw him living with two families on either side of the newly erected security barrier between Israeli and Palestinian territories.

View the 2004 Program PDF


  • To Be Canadian

    Originally published November, 2004

    by Douglas G. MacMullen, FCA

    Lately, I’ve been thinking about what it means to be Canadian. I know that many others, some highly knowledgeable and…

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