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Nationhood is rooted in profound faith

April 17, 2006
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

What defines a nation? What separates one national culture from another?

Is it language, geography or shared experiences? Could it be the nation's unique foods, dress, songs and dances?

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God, not man, reigns supreme

April 10, 2006
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Canada's official motto, "from sea to sea," was lifted from Psalm 72. When adopted in 1921, it no doubt reflected the country's pride in having Canada stretch from the Atlantic to the Pacific. More basic, however, was the desire to have the motto reflect the kind of country Canada is to be.

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Globealization is shaking up our society

April 3, 2006
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In his 1965 classic book Lament for a Nation, philosopher George Grant mourned the death of Canada as a sovereign state. With the hindsight of 41 years, it might seem that Grant was hasty in his judgment. Canada, after all, is still alive and kicking. Our athletes even won 24 medals at the Winter Olympics, Canada's highest total ever!

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