The obvious, belaboured role played by Scots in shaping Canada is really a facet of their wider role as empire-builders, writes C.P. Champion. The intertwined history of Scots and English suggests that if misery can make for strange bedfellows, so too can shared interests.
Was René Lévesque truly a leftist? Mathieu Bock-Côté explains that Lévesqueloathed ideological radicalism above all, and why Quebec's intelligentsia still has trouble understanding his place in history.