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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?

Back Issues

November 2010

Cover art and pictures throughout the issue by Ben Clarkson. Ben Clarkson is a multidisciplinary artist and illustrator based in Winnipeg. To view more of his work visit

Green Tycoons

How to turn a profit while saving the world.

Toby Heaps

Pills in the Bedroom

The “discovery” — and marketing — of erectile dysfunction’s female equivalent

Wendy McElroy

Forcing Ourselves to Vote

As fewer Canadians turn up at the polls, compulsory voting is a choice to consider

Lisa Young and Steve Patten

Dashed Hopes

A careful look at four ex-Soviet states shows little but disillusionment and greed

Desmond Morton

Defining a Good Life

What is our society’s contract with families of the severely disabled?

Nora Gold

Truth vs. Reconciliation?

As Canada’s residential schools commission launches, worldwide precedents suggest we might not get both.­­­

William Schabas

Talent and Self-Destruction

Since the 19th century, De Quincey’s addiction has eclipsed his once-brilliant literary reputation.

Keith Wilson

Courting Foreign Students

Canada is lagging in the push to internationalize our campuses.

Alex Usher

Holding Court on Shaky Ground

One of Canada’s most prominent policy experts leads readers in circles.

S.L. Sutherland

Healing a Devastated Life

A Chinese daughter finds her inspiration in Norman Bethune.

Michelle Tisseyre

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

A postmodern elegy from our most original writer

Sam Solecki

Whose Canada Is This?

Pearson often gets credit for forging the modern nation, but Diefenbaker’s legacy lives on.

The Questions Remain

After exhaustive reporting, we still don’t know who Robert Pickton killed and why.

Robert Matas

Proving Its Worth

In the age of Google, what does a new reference book have to offer?

Dennis Duffy