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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?

Michael LaPointe

Michael LaPointe is a writer and literary journalist in Vancouver. He contributes to the Times Literary Supplement.

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What's Happened to CanLit?

In classrooms today, cultural nationalism seems to be a non-starter May 2013
By the time a Canadian graduates from high school, there is one Canadian poem he or she is likely to know: “In Flanders Fields.” We might mistake McCrae’s poem for the central text of Canadian literature, so unfailingly can our students intone it. If one aim of mandatory schooling is to guarantee basic knowledge of one’s…