In an article just published in the Walrus, SvN Principal John van Nostrand makes the observation that, “Eighty percent of the Canadian population lives within 160 km of our southern border. The Far North, though largely unpopulated, has always been part of our national identity…But the millions of square kilometres in between these two areas have represented something of a forgotten zone, even though mid-Canada is quickly becoming the most productive part of the economy, defines our country internationally as a vast reservoir of natural resources, and is home to the majority of First Peoples in Canada… We are in need of a bold national vision, and the thoughtful development of the mid-Canada corridor certainly qualifies.”
The Walrus has made John’s article available to download, print or read online on their website.
The Walrus is an award-winning magazine about Canada and its place in the world that presents the best work by the best writers and artists from Canada and elsewhere on a wide range of topics. The September 2014 issue of the Walrus is available on national newsstands, by subscription, and for digital download.