Listen to Citizen Mel, Part 1
His name is synonymous with the words "Canadian nationalist". Mel Hurtig's
voice has been prominent in discussions about the country for almost
fifty years. He is a bookseller, a publisher and a catalyst for debate
on subjects ranging from child poverty to nuclear arms. IDEAS producer Kathleen Flaherty
traces Mel Hurtig's
lifelong quest to shape a Canada he passionately believes in.
Photograph by Christopher Grabowski