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Untying the Knot

A new book untangles historical confusion and contemporary anxieties about marriage

Thou Art Anxious

Decisions, decisions

Keep in Touch

Why digital connections can’t sustain health, happiness or politics

Jonathan Yazer

Jonathan Yazer holds a master’s in global governance from the University of Waterloo.

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Jonathan Yazer

Maple Branches

Who talks of my nation? July | August 2021
Does anyone still care about what it means to be Canadian? The matter of national identity has preoccupied us since before Confederation, but, to judge by the recent national conversation, we are increasingly at ease with our collective ambiguity. That’s because more than ever we inhabit a postmodern state in which the prevailing identity is a sort of…

Title Role

A failure of imagination December 2020
In early January 2020, the Office of the Wet’suwet’en, representing that nation’s hereditary chiefs, served an eviction notice to Coastal GasLink, the subsidiary of TC Energy that is building a 670-kilometre pipeline to transport liquefied natural gas from Dawson Creek to Kitimat, British Columbia. If completed, it will cut across territory roughly the size of New Jersey that is home to over 3,000 Wet’suwet’en people in the northwestern Central…