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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?

Shelagh D. Grant

Shelagh D. Grant is author of the award-winning Polar Imperative: A History of Arctic Sovereignty in North America (Douglas and McIntyre, 2010) and a member of the adjunct faculty in the Canadian Studies Department and research associate of the Frost Centre for Graduate Studies at Trent University in Peterborough.

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Shelagh D. Grant

The Making of a Hero

October 2012
By now most Canadians are familiar with Sir John Franklin’s search for the Northwest Passage that ended in his death, the loss of his ships and starvation. Ironically, far less is known about Roald Amundsen, the young Norwegian adventurer who, at the age of 31, set out to sail through the passage in a 22-metre fishing boat with a crew of six and succeeded—a stark contrast to the British Admiralty’s decades of failed attempts led by seasoned commanders in their…