Canada Must Think for Itself

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“Irvin Studin is the brightest and most intuitive policy thinker of his generation in Canada, and possibly of several generations in this country. From foreign and security policy to the Arctic and the North, demographics, federalism, languages, law, identity, sport and, most recently, the national and global education catastrophe caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Studin has been at the forefront of many major national and international policy areas and debates over the last decade and a half. And he has been, critically, a key initiator of practical solutions, on the ground, to a number of the wicked policy challenges of our time. He covers all of this and more in his ever-timely book on the state and future of Canada, post-pandemic, in what is the most important book thus far on our country in the 21st century.”

Fred Lazar, Associate Professor of Economics, Schulich School of Business & Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University
In this sweeping book (his 10 Theses), Irvin Studin explains all of Canada’s multiple crises, from the public health, economic and education crises, to our international, institutional, national unity and social crises. He explains what’s to be done today and well into the 21st century for Canada to survive and succeed. Nothing is foreordained, and nothing is promised to Canada – especially after the pandemic. Only we can help ourselves, if we learn to think as a country – where thinking requires huge national work. Studin touches on everything from Canada’s international positioning for survival to the Arctic, demographics and population, languages, the Indigenous question, Quebec, the West, democracy, social media and sport. He paints the picture and policy agenda for a country that he believes can be one of the world’s most important and central in the coming decades – if we properly understand our wicked circumstances and play our cards right.

Irvin Studin is the Founder, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher of Global Brief Magazine. He is President of the Institute for 21st Century Questions, and Chair of the Worldwide Commission to Educate All Kids (Post-Pandemic). He lives in Richmond Hill with his wife, Alla, and their three children, Noah, Gabriella and Isaiah.