On October 30, 2014, acclaimed Canadian journalist and award-winning novelist Linden MacIntyre visited BSU to deliver the Canadian Studies Program’s Distinguished Canadian Annual Address. Widely revered for his investigative work on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s signature weekly television newsmagazine The Fifth Estate, MacIntyre tackled a wide variety of controversial subjects from capital punishment to police ethics to terrorism over a 50-year career. His talk came only days after two separate home-grown terror episodes had taken place in Quebec and Ontario, when two recent converts to radical Islam attacked and killed Canadian soldiers Patrice Vincent and Nathan Cirillo. What follows is an excerpted version of MacIntyre’s address.

Note on the Author

Linden MacIntyre is a Canadian journalist and award-winning novelist.