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The Other Side of “Irish Eyes”

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Memories from the PMO

Vintage Years

Two political memoirs

Emma Gilchrist

Emma Gilchrist is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Narwhal.

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When the Results Arrived

Tracing an unexpected lineage July | August 2023
The recent boom in home DNA ­testing has brought us many things: ubiquitous ancestry composition pie charts, bizarre facts such as whether a person is likely to be fond of cilantro, and — to many customers’ dismay — the unveiling of long-held secrets. Canadian statistics are hard to find, but a 2022 survey by the market research and data analytics firm YouGov found that 33 percent of American test takers learned they had close relatives they didn’t know about…