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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?

James F. Cosgrave

James F. Cosgrave is a professor of sociology at Trent University Oshawa. He has written extensively on the state’s role in gambling expansion in Canada and is co-editor of Casino State: Legalized Gambling in Canada (University of Toronto Press, 2009) and co-author  of Desiring Canada: CBC Contests, Hockey Violence and Other Stately Pleasures (University of Toronto Press, 2013).

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James F. Cosgrave

Vices Then and Now

A new book looks at the colourful history of moral regulation in Canada July–August 2014
Vice exerts a perennial interest, -regardless of how and by whom it is defined. In Canada the Good: A Short History of Vice since 1500, an admirably condensed social history of Canadian vices over the past five centuries, York University historian Marcel Martel shows exactly how during this time the definition of vice in Canada has shifted from a discourse centred on sin to one…