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The Trust Spiral

Restoring faith in the media

Our Feudal Immigration Policy

Why should an accident of birth determine who benefits from citizenship?

Liberal Interpretations

Making sense of Justin Trudeau and his party

Back Issues

May 2006

Cover art and pictures throughout the issue by 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 portfolio is available at

Goodbye, Quebec?

A Quebec politician and civil servant reissues a provocative invitation.

Reed Scowen

Who’s Afraid of Alice Munro?

A long-awaited biography gives the facts, but not the mystery, behind this writer’s genius

Magdalene Redekop

Peace in Our Time?

Despite the headlines, the world has become a less violent place.

Fen Osler Hampson

Here’s A Good One

Leaping the native cultural divide with teasing, parodies and jokes.

Gerry Flahive

Half-Full or Half-Empty?

An Australian and a Canadian take opposite views on dealing with climate change.

Peter Calamai

Vaughn Meader Is Screwed, Again

JFK’s tragic impersonator is exploited for laughs.

Timothy Taylor

Hansel and Gretel on Vancouver’s Downtown East Side

Robinson’s characters ward off desperation with resourcefulness and grit.

Lynne Van Luven

Skulking to the Right

Canadian papers hide a growing right-wing tilt under a froth of confections.

Ray Conlogue

What Is to Be Done?

Diagnosis and prescription for the chronic maladies of the Maritime provinces.

Mary Janigan

A Canadian Pilgrimage

A 20-year-old woman crosses Canada alone on horseback—in 1949.

Sharon Butala

Getting Smart about Cities

A journalist lays out a primer of Canada’s urban landscapes

John Honderich

Defending the Homeland

What does globalized terror mean for Canadian policy?

David Dewitt