A personal narrative intercut with home movies,
a reading by the poet Robin Blaser,
interviews ranging from a heart to heart with Robert MacNeil,
to on the street encounters at Canada Day celebrations
north and south of the border, "from sea to sea"*.
"There is no meta-narrative" Lister says in the tape,
"or as Yeats once wrote, 'the centre cannot hold.
'" Does this lack of a traditional nationalist ideology
in a decentred Canada become a model
for a working post modern country, a 'new notion of a nation'?
*Canada's motto in Latin, ad mare usque as mare
Essay, Canada, 1997, 60 min, colour