The George Grant Society produces commentary and debate from a progressive-conservative perspective, defending strong public institutions, an independent foreign policy, and the sanctity of Canadian sovereignty.
The values and ideas which George Grant defended are as vital to Canada today as they were in his lifetime. The George Grant Society exists to encourage critical reflection and action on these issues.
Following Grant, we believe that the existence of Canada as a sovereign nation on a continent shared with “the most dynamic society on Earth” requires:
- An independent foreign policy which respects the sanctity of Canadian sovereignty
- Freedom of enterprise within the bounds of strong public institutions defending the higher interests of the nation
- Public ownership of Canada's natural, mineral, and energy resources
- The protection of traditional ways of living from erosion by technology and market forces
- Official-bilingualism and a vibrant French Canada within a strong federalism
- Respect for a public conception of virtue, without which “conservatism becomes nothing but a façade for class and financial interests, attractively packaged as an appeal to the past”
- The survival of ancestral values found in every culture -- equality, reciprocity and community -- to hold together a society increasingly riven by poverty, inequality, and ruthless individualism
The George Grant Society was founded in 2015 to support progressive-conservative and nationalist thought in Canada. The Society promotes a conservatism of renewal and reform, consistent with G. K. Chesterton’s sage advice:
We do this by generating content for digital media as well as print publications, events and a forum for exchange and collaboration between intellectuals and an engaged public.