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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

November 2004

Kevin Sylvester Kevin Sylvester is an author and illustrator who lives in Toronto. He also does the sports for CBC Radio. You can get a copy of his political spoof “Shadrin Has Scored for Russia” by e-mailing him at

Something Rotten

A writer dubiously equates the sins of a reporter with those of a politician

Peter Desbarats

Imagining the City

What are the practical foundations needed for a new urban deal?

Joe Berridge

Mel's Crystal Ball

Should we look to the past in the Canada-U.S. military relations instead of trying to predict the future?

Desmond Morton

Untutored Brilliance

Al Purdy, a product of homemade education, was one of the best poets this country ever produced.

George Galt

Taming the Gorilla

An inquiry into the cost of drugs in Canada.

Charles Godfrey

A Sexistential Saga

After a fairy-tale debut, a second novel falters.

Alan Cumyn

That Overstuffed Feeling

A novel hides its affecting story under too much food talk.

Cynthia Wine

Pre-eminent Communicators

Former heads of the CBC and the CRTC have reached the autobiography-writing stage.

Bill Cameron

Requiem for a Fallen Giant

The unlamented demise of Ontario Hydro.

Andy Frame

Don't Stop The Music

Two books examine the subversive interface between music and politics.

Mark D. Dunn