Politicians and law enforcement engage in uncivil behaviour that undermines democratic society. Civility is a pre-requisite for empathy, and is essential for difficult conversations.
As US protesters deface monuments of once revered leaders, they are drawing from an ancient tradition used by both marginalized people and those in power.
The political metamorphosis of Louis Riel illustrates one of the most paradoxical aspects of nationalism: how former enemies can be transformed into compatriots.
For some viewers, President Trump's July 3 speech at Mount Rushmore represented love of country. Others saw it very differently.
As anti-racism protests take aim at statues of slave owners and racist figures, Canada needs to reassess how it remembers its past.