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Raymond B. Blake

Professor of History and Associate Dean Research and Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Regina

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave a commencement speech to 2020 university graduates at Carleton University in Ottawa and I wish to write a piece on how his vision for Canada as articulated in this speech and others compares to that of other recent prime ministers. I am writing a book on how Canadian prime ministers since the Second World War have constructed for citizens a sense of national identity or changed the existing Canadian narrative and the article situates PM Trudeau within that framework of analysis.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of History, University of Regina

Education

  • 1991 
    York University, History

Honours

Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada