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Our Violent National Game

The great hockey debate continues

Pax Atlantica

NATO’s long-lasting relevance

Dean Jobb

Dean Jobb is the author of Empire of Deception (HarperCollins Canada), the true story of a brazen 1920s Chicago swindler and his escape to Canada. He teaches in the MFA in creative nonfiction program at the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Dean Jobb

Hell of a Racket

America was thirsty, and Canadians like to help November 2018
“Do I do business with Canadian racketeers?” the mercurial Al Capone once said, when questioned about the source of the bootlegged liquor that was making him the king of the Chicago underworld. “I don’t even know what street Canada is on.” Capone was joking, of course. In the Roaring Twenties, everyone in bone-dry America knew who was supplying much of the illegal booze flowing into the nation’s speakeasies and blind…

Slow-Motion Disaster

Isolation and a tight-knit community caused men to risk their lives for a paycheque. October 2008