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Postmedia in the gutter

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Richard Wagamese and an Indigenous literary resurgence

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Debra Komar

Debra Komar is a retired professor, forensic scientist and human rights investigator. Her latest book is The Bastard of Fort Stikine: The Hudson’s Bay Company and the Murder of John McLoughlin Jr. (Goose Lane Editions, 2015).

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Scarlet Letter

A forgotten murder reveals our shifting sexual ethics. September 2015
The Urban Dictionary defines the word slut as “a woman with the morals of a man,” yet there is no male equivalent for the term. Boys will be boys but girls, apparently, can only be whores, a toxic double standard that is sadly enjoying a renaissance in a new age of cyber bullying. Scarlet letters are now branded with zeros and…