Does Canadian Culture Still Need Protecting?

A debate about culture, patriotism, and Canada’s place in the world

The fourth annual Walrus National Gallery Debate. Full program featuring Sara Angel, Randy Boyagoda, Laurie Brown, Charles Foran, Marc Mayer, Peter Simpson, and others. Recorded in Ottawa.

The Walrus Foundation is a registered charitable non-profit (No. 861851624-RR0001) with an educational mandate to create forums for matters vital to Canadians. The foundation is dedicated to supporting writers, artists, ideas, and thought-provoking conversation. We achieve these goals across multiple platforms, publishing The Walrus magazine—which focuses on Canada and its place in the world—ten times a year in print, tablet, and mobile editions; curating and producing the national series of public Walrus Talks; convening annual sector-based leadership dinners; posting original, high-quality content daily at; and designing such digital projects as Walrus Ebooks and Walrus TV. The foundation also trains young professionals in media, publishing, and non-profit development.