Think Big, Canada

Doug Saunders in Conversation with Gloria Macarenko

Think Big, Canada

Moderator: Gloria Macarenko

Event Number: 35
Tickets: $20.00

Think Big, Canada

Doug Saunders in Conversation with Gloria Macarenko

Wednesday, October 18
8:30pm - 12:00am
Revue Stage

1601 Johnston St.

Author and journalist Doug Saunders is a five-time winner of the National Newspaper Award and the international affairs columnist for The Globe and Mail. In Maximum Canada, he argues that Canada is underpopulated and that we need a population of 100 million if we’re to outgrow our colonial past and build a safer, greener, more prosperous future. Historically, our economic policies and social tendencies kept us poorly connected to the outside world, attracting few of the people and building few of the institutions needed to sustain us. Yet support for a ‘closed’ Canada remains influential. Saunders has a rare and bold vision for Canada’s future: tripling our population will mean avoiding global obscurity and reconciling regional divides—and this can be done without a large immigration increase.

Event Authors:

Doug Saunders

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Doug Saunders is an author, journalist and long-term international affairs columnist for The Globe and Mail. He was the head of the Los Angeles bureau and the London-based European bureau chief for the paper for many years. He has travelled the world as a writer, including to East Asia, the Middle East, Africa and India. He is a five-time winner at the National Newspaper Awards. Maximum Canada, Saunders’ most recent book, argues that we need more people to move to Canada in order to build a more prosperous future and progress from our colonial past.

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