A strategic moment for Canada

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Merci Gertler Contributed to The Globe and Mail, Jul 21, 2016

Meric Gertler is president of the University of Toronto and a professor of urban-economic geography and planning.


At a time when the world is riven by sectarian conflict, violence, and intolerance, Canada is emerging as a beacon of stability, openness, tolerance and inclusion. While the turbulence abroad poses significant threats globally, we stand to benefit if we play our cards right. That is the conclusion I reached after a week visiting the United Kingdom, meeting with alumni and academic colleagues in Greater London.