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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?

Clayton Longstaff

Clayton Longstaff lives in Victoria.

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Clayton Longstaff

Village People

A provocative tale by Sarah Bernstein December 2023
With Study for Obedience, Sarah Bernstein offers a thought-provoking tale about the pervasive influence of storytelling on apparently objective history. This intricate book features an unnamed cast in an unnamed location contending with a looming threat —“an awareness of catastrophe just beyond the garden gate”— that also goes unnamed. The effect is less a perplexing lack of…

The First Draft

A novel by Sheila Heti May 2022
Sheila Heti is anything but ­predictable. Her latest novel meditates on friendship, intimacy, and identity through the frame of God, a disgruntled artist, as he stands back to contemplate his first draft of existence. After a long delay, the Lord decides to tear his design apart: the earth is obviously flawed. But before he scraps all living things…