CPAC

Public Record

Loading video...

Public Record - 2008 McGill Institute for the Study of Canada Conference (Part 3 of 5)


McGill Institute for the Study of Canada annual conference, Montreal, Que., February 14, 2008. The 2008 conference is entitled “Are We American?”

This conference session focuses on humour in Canadian culture. Pierre Landry (CBC Radio) makes opening remarks and introduces a panel of speakers.

Joya Balfour (online producer for NBC) discusses her experience as a Canadian living in the United States. Andy Nulman (president and CMO of Airborne Mobile) briefly comments on his perception of Americans. Beverly Rasporich (professor emeritus at the University of Calgary) speaks about Canada’s history of creating humour that is well-received by American audiences. Drew Hayden Taylor (playwright, author, and columnist) describes the characteristics of Native humour in Canada.

Following the speeches, panellists field questions from audience members.


more less

Related Videos

Headline Politics

2017 Manning Centre...

Preston Manning, the founder of the Manning Centre and the former leader of the Reform Party of Canada, delivers the opening address at the...

Headline Politics

2017 Manning Centre...

Candidates for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada speak with reporters on February 24, 2017, in Ottawa, following a debate...

PrimeTime Politics

February 23, 2017

Peter Van Dusen looks at the refugee situation in Winnipeg, including an interview with Greg Janzen, reeve of the border community of...

Revue Politique

February 23, 2017

Access to physician-assisted death has once again made headlines after a Montreal man killed his Alzheimer-stricken spouse in a hospital...