Pack Animals

Counterpoint with Tanya Granic Allen | Guest Bruce Pardy

The discussion for this episode focuses on Canada’s culture wars. A recent National Post piece, authored by Bruce Pardy, characterizes the five culture war factions identified by an Angus Reid study as animal caricatures. Those caricatures are as follows: “zealous activists” (wolves), “quiet accommodators” (sheep), the “conflicted middle” (ostriches), “frustrated skeptics” (leopards), and the “defiant objectors” (lions). Recognize yourself?! Although we tend to think of the political climate at present as polarized, Bruce points to the meat of the struggle: wolves vs. lions. How this will play out, he says, depends on the people in the middle (a sizable 62%).


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