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The Melmac Years

My peculiar resin d’être

Maple Branches

Who talks of my nation?

Listening In

What recent populist victories tell us about Canada

Matthew Lombardi

Matthew Lombardi recently co-founded GroceryHero Canada, to support front-line workers.

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Pier Review

Canada’s gateway by the sea October 2020
When I was thirteen, my family took a summer trip to the East Coast. For my father, it was his first time in Halifax since he had landed at Pier 21 several decades before. He was just eight when he, his brother, and his parents all stepped off SS Queen Frederica, in October…

Double Exposure

Neighbours with differences November 2019
The historian Mary Beard began SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome, her acclaimed 2015 book, by pointing out that our understanding of historical people and places evolves with “new ways of looking at the old evidence, and the different questions we choose to put to it.” Even as she would present ancient Rome in a very new…

Manifest No

Conrad Black’s mission to trumpet Canada June 2019
All too often we compare ourselves with the economic behemoth to the south — a default position Pierre Trudeau memorably described as “sleeping with an elephant.” In Conrad Black’s densely packed new book, the former Canadian citizen and recently pardoned businessman gamely tries to shift the paradigm away from the United States by exploring a series of public policy…