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Robin Matthews

Adjunct professor at Carleton University in Ottawa and Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C.


Inside Canada ideologies contend with so much continuity that many Canadians often fail to see the outlines of the differences.

from "Ideology in Canada" in Canadian Foundations, published by the Open Learning Agency
Fundamental ideological structures in a society are rarely changed - unless by violent revolutionary overthrow - once they have taken shape ... people who gain state power through the predominance of one political ideology are loath to see the free and healthy development of ideologies that question existing predominance ... The fact that radical ideological change may result in instability is not only a fact, it is a political weapon used to support injustice and to maintain the dominant ideology. In many cases instability is forced upon what otherwise would be fairly peaceable ideological transitions.

from "Ideology in Canada" in Canadian Foundations, published by the Open Learning Agency