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Liberal Interpretations

Making sense of Justin Trudeau and his party

Clock Watching

The nuclear threat lingers still

Spending Power

Can compassion and efficiency be combined in the use of public funds?

Barry Jordan Chong

Barry Jordan Chong lives and writes in Toronto.

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Barry Jordan Chong

Panel Discussion

Faces that demand attention November 2021
Caleb Wyatt is a middle-aged painter and recovering alcoholic looking for a break. His dad, Jimmi, is the millionaire creator of the world-famous comic strip Sonny Side Up, about an endearing father-son relationship. In truth, Jimmi is a narcissistic, money-obsessed jerk who cheats on his wife and resents Caleb’s existence; nevertheless, he dreams of his son taking over the strip one…

Neighbourhood Watch

Remembering a city of old July | August 2020
Deciding to move apartments is one of the last privileges a Toronto renter has. Changing neighbours is almost like a freebie holiday: you get all the perks of being a tourist (freedom, anonymity, rejuvenation) and none of the disadvantages of being a foreigner (getting lost, not speaking English, being confused by the archaic transit system). It’s like you’re a kid again: coming upon an abandoned red-brick warehouse in the next neighbourhood is on par with unearthing pirate…