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Carbon Copy

In equal balance justly weighed

Slouching toward Democracy

Where have all the wise men gone?

By Populist Demand

When urban and rural voters went separate ways

Back Issues

January–February 2009

Cover art and pictures throughout the issue by Ryan Dodgson. Ryan Dodgson is a graduate of the illustration program at the Ontario College of Art and Design. His work has appeared in such publications as Creative Quarterly and The Believer. He recently won a bronze medal from 3x3 Magazine, and is working on a series exploring the personalities of buildings in and around the city of Toronto.

Help Wanted: Leader of the Free World

Can Obama fill the bill or have we all moved on?

Jennifer Welsh

Haiti's Fallible Hero

Conferring sainthood on Aristide does not confront the country’s deepest problems.

Paul Knox

Moguls of Winnipeg

Two books examine the controversial Asper media legacy

Peter Desbarats

Return to Grassy Narrows

A poisoned community tells its 40-year-old story

Bob Rodgers

The Life of a Great Man

Both domestically and internationally, Pearson made his mark.

Anthony Westell

The Real Citizen Kane

A Canadian journalist revisits the colourful life of a U.S. newspaper magnate.

Sir Christopher Ondaatje

Getting the Real Story

Investigative journalism is tough, expensive and essential.

Fred Vallance-Jones

Assisted Living or Assisted Suicide?

The mysterious misadventures of four senior citizens.

John Lownsbrough

Canada's Boer War

A novel about a forgotten conflict resonates in this country today.

Lewis DeSoto

Letting Us Off the Hook

Corruption needs to be dealt with in rich as well as poor countries of the world.

Madelaine Drohan

That Old-Time Religion

Ernest Manning—preacher and politician and proud of it.

H.V. Nelles

An Activist's Angry Disposition

Will the Vancouver Olympics be contributing to a soiled history?

Geoff Smith

Rule America?

The war on terror seen through an anti-imperial lens.

Mark F. Proudman