The Sunday Magazine

The Sunday Magazine For September 11, 2022

Michaëlle Jean reflects on Canada's relationship with the monarchy, former cabinet ministers discuss the future of the Conservative Party under Pierre Poilievre, architect Frank Gehry shares his love for Toronto, and we consider questions raised in the aftermath of the Saskatchewan mass killing.
Piya Chattopadhyay is host of The Sunday Magazine. (CBC)

This week on The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay:

Michaëlle Jean reflects on Canada's relationship with the Queen

With the final farewell to Queen Elizabeth II being planned, her family and followers around the world continue to reflect on the legacy of Britain's longest-serving monarch. At the same time he is grieving the loss of his mother, King Charles III is replacing her on the throne. Former Governor General of Canada, the Right Honorable Michaëlle Jean, joins Chattopadhyay to reflect on Canada's relationship with the Queen during her time of service and the what's next for the monarchy with the rise of King Charles.

The Conservative Party picks Pierre Poilievre to be its new leader 

The Conservative Party of Canada has announced Pierre Poilievre as its new leader, which means he also becomes leader of the Official Opposition. Former federal Conservative cabinet ministers Bal Gosal, Lisa Raitt and Monte Solberg join Chattopadhyay to discuss the party's future, finding unity among its factions, and what the upcoming parliamentary session will look like with Poilievre squaring off against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

After a week of trauma, questions emerge in James Smith Cree Nation

In the week since the nightmare in James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon, Sask. began, there has been shock, sorrow, tears – and more questions than answers about what led to the stabbing rampage in which 10 people were killed, and also saw the deaths of suspects and brothers Myles and Damien Sanderson. Eagle Feather News editor Betty Ann Adam and Winnipeg Free Press columnist and Indigenous studies professor Niigaan Sinclair speak with Chattopadhyay about the devastating week that was, and how the impacts have rippled across Saskatchewan and Canada.

Frank Gehry's towering return home to Canada

Frank Gehry is making a splashy return to the city where he was born, 93 years ago. His new condo tower project is set to make an indelible mark on Toronto's skyline. The pair of residential buildings is a reflection of his love for the city and an expression of Canadian identity because, as Gehry tells Chattopadhyay... art, community value, and the greater global picture are inexplicably intertwined in building design as a conversation forever in progress.

How the unconventional children's book Goodnight Moon became a classic

It's a classic now, but Goodnight Moon was shunned by libraries and derided by publishers when it was first published 75 years ago. But its intrepid author didn't write books to impress adults – Margaret Wise Brown was speaking directly to children. She was good at it, and she knew it. Children's book historian Leonard Marcus shares the tale of the work, and life, of the trailblazing writer and one of her most beloved titles.

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