An English professor of mine once talked about BCT – Big Canadian Themes. Do we have a distinct character? I think by now most of us agree on this point. Snow, hockey, open space, ties to ‘the Old Country’ (wherever that may be). And then there is the ongoing discussion about Canadian Culture – does it exist? I maintain there is freshness, energy, truth that is common within much of our music, our art, our writing. So, here is a smattering of music and commentary for Canada Day weekend.