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Paper Rout

Postmedia in the gutter

Past Trauma

Richard Wagamese and an Indigenous literary resurgence

Family Pride

Profiles in gay life

Geoffrey Stevens

Geoffrey Stevens was a former Ottawa columnist for The Globe and Mail, a former managing editor of both the Globe and Maclean’s, and the author of several books.

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Geoffrey Stevens

The "Hamlet" of the Maritimes

Portrait of a political leader who can't seem to make up his mind October 2004
When it comes to politics, there really are two Canadas. There’s Atlantic Canada and there’s the Rest of Canada. For a majority of central and western Canadians, politics is, well, politics. Most of the time, there is no true commitment to parties, politicians or causes. Politics represents an occasional electoral exercise, to be discharged as expeditiously as possible to minimize its intrusion on the more important things in…

The Very Model of a Modern Governor General

Roméo LeBlanc filled the bill with loyalty, friendliness, and patriotism May 2012
The office of governor general is a curious one. It is a historical anomaly, a relic of colonial times, a surrogate for a foreign head of state and a constitutional irrelevancy, which it has mostly been since Mackenzie King won the 1926 election on the back of the GG of the day, Baron Byng of…