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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?

Megan J. Davies

<p><strong>Megan J. Davies</strong> is a professor in York University’s Department of Social Science and a British Columbian social historian. Her research interests include madness, old age, social welfare, rural medicine and alternative health practices.</p>

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Megan J. Davies

History from the Dark Side

Junk science, injustice and the value of public memory September 2013
In “And Neither Have I Wings to Fly”: Labelled and Locked Up in Canada’s Oldest Institution, Toronto writer Thelma Wheatley has given imaginative life to a largely forgotten chapter in Canadian history. Throughout the first half of the 20th century, spurred by eugenicist ideas popular throughout the western world, Canadian politicians, social…