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Paper Rout

Postmedia in the gutter

Past Trauma

Richard Wagamese and an Indigenous literary resurgence

Family Pride

Profiles in gay life

Back Issues

May 2005

Tom Pokinko Tom Pokinko is a graphic artist based in Montreal. His work has appeared in The Progressive, Clamor and Fine Books & Collections (formerly OP Magazine), as well as with the United Nations Association in Canada. His online portfolio can be seen at <>.

The Rich Kid

Where does Alberta fit in the Canadian family now?

Roger Gibbins

"But We Were Feeling Happy"

Can the paradoxes of human emotion be best explained by art or by experimental psychology?

Rebecca Saxe

Housing: Who Is Responsible?

In Canada it is a classic case of falling between the cracks.

John Sewell

Ninety-Seven Years and Counting

A biography of one of our great economists is strong on personality, weak on legacy.

William Watson

Choosing Supreme Court Judges

A judicial scholar asks when we will devise a credible system of appointments.

Jacob Ziegel

Blue Met

Festival Littéraire International de Montréal Metropolis Bleu

Tom Pokinko

Going Home Again ... or Not

An immigrant writer feels estranged from both her old and new cultures.

Robin Roger

A Strange and Evocation Quest

A boy from the Black Country's painful but hilarious search for self.

Graham Harley

John Stuart Mill versus the Supreme Court of Canada

Should freedom of expression trump social norms? You be the judge.

Mark J. Freiman

Deep-Sea Utopias

Recalling a romantic era of ocean exploration and colonization.

Peter Such

The Corporation Dilemma

What do humans run on: selfishness or an innate moral impulse?

Peter Hadekel

Harmless Dragons

Peter Newman has produced a highly readable but unserious autobiography.

Reed Scowen

The Glamour of Lost Causes

How the French Empire was erased from this continent by disciplined troops and money.

Philip Marchand