January–February 2014

  • Commonplace Treasures

    A review of Mary Pratt, by Ray Cronin, Mireille Eagan, Sarah Fillmore, Sarah Milroy, Catharine Mastin and Caroline Stone, and of Christopher Pratt: Six Decades, by Tom Smart
  • Watching the Numbers

    My fight to set up Parliament’s first budget office.
  • Hard Bargain

    A review of Merger of the Century: Why Canada and America Should Become One Country, by Diane Francis
  • Someone to Watch over Us

    A review of Big Gods: How Religion Transformed Cooperation and Conflict, by Ara Norenzayan
  • The Prodigal

    A poem
  • Bend and Backbone

    A poem
  • Physics Is How

    A poem
  • tiger hypothetical

    A poem
  • Back to Back to the Land

    A review of Once We Had a Country, by Robert McGill
  • Glee in the Darkness

    A review of The Son of a Certain Woman, by Wayne Johnston
  • Complicated Ghosts

    A review of Conversations with a Dead Man: The Legacy of Duncan Campbell Scott, by Mark Abley, and of John Buchan: Model Governor General, by J. William Galbraith
  • My Mother the Film Critic

    A review of Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother, by Priscila Uppal
  • A Glimpse of the Past Imagined

    A review of Along the Shore: Rediscovering Toronto’s Waterfront Heritage, by M. Jane Fairburn
  • Hydropolitics

    A review of Contested Water: The Struggle against Water Privatization in the United States and Canada, by Joanna L. Robinson
  • Cunning Linguistics

    A review of The Rude Story of English, by Tom Howell, with illustrations by Gabe Foreman
  • Court Politics

    A review of Governing from the Bench: The Supreme Court of Canada and the Judicial Role, by Emmett Macfarlane

Illustrations by

Glenn Harvey is an Asian-Canadian illustrator working from Toronto. He graduated from Sheridan College’s illustration program in 2013 and is happiest with a pencil in hand and an idea in his head. To see some more of his work, check out