Strictly Canadian = Doomed to Fail?

  • April 13, 2013
  • 4:00 pm
  • OISE Auditorium

In a town-hall–style forum that bridges the blogosphere and conventional media, Spur challenges journalists across genres to debate whether labelling something as “Canadian” builds our society or dooms our cultural industries to failure.

Join Toronto Star movie critic Peter Howell moderating a discussion between our four selected panelists—Leah Sandals, Terri Favro, Mayank Bhatt, and Evadne Macedo—in an energetic conversation.

  • Series: Back Talk
  • General admission: $15
  • Students (with valid ID): $10



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Spur is a national festival of politics, art and ideas and is a catalyst for change in Canada.

Through nationally relevant and locally nuanced discussions, presentations and performances, the festival seeks to spur its participants to action on issues affecting Canadians. Feisty, multi-partisan, forward-looking, and solution-driven, this national railway of ideas will provide Canada with vital new cultural infrastructure for the 21st century.

Founded in 2013, the festival has already grown from three to five Canadian cities, with plans for further expansion across the country. Produced by the Literary Review of Canada in partnership with Diaspora Dialogues, Spur prides itself on its community partnerships, cultural connections and a focus on accessibility and diversity.

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