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Issue 35 Articles

Screenshot 2014-06-24 11.19.23 Inroads 35 came out in the wake of the Quebec election that brought down Pauline Marois’s short-lived Parti Québécois government and returned the Quebec Liberals to power. A major section examines the reasons for this result and especially the question of secularism, which was a major part of the PQ’s platform and is sure to reemerge in some form despite its defeat. Other articles look at medical aid in dying; exchange rates and Canada’s monetary policy; the centenary of the First World War; and Stephen Harper, whom political scientist Garth Stevenson compares to Canada’s longest-serving prime minister, Mackenzie King.

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European vignettes, autumn 2014

European vignettes, autumn 2014 - An Introduction by Henry Milner [Issue 36, 2015]
by Henry Milner


The Mackenzie King of our time

Skilful, cautious and uninspiring, Stephen Harper 
resembles Canada’s longest-serving prime minister [Issue 35, 2014]
by Garth Stevenson



A modest proposal for monetary policy

The Bank of Canada needs to pay more attention to exchange rates [Issue 35, 2014]
by Thomas J. Courchene


The economic and political costs of immigration

John Richards reviews Paul Collier's Exodus: How Migration is Changing Our World. [Issue 35, 2014]
by John Richards


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The horrors of war and the human condition

François Dupeyron’s very personal and haunting 2002 film The Officers’ Ward1 addresses the horrors of war and the damages that are inflicted on the human spirit. [Issue 35, 2014]
by Jeffrey Oberman


In the trenches

A century later, the First World War remains embedded in our imaginations [Issue 35, 2014]
by Bob Chodos


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The age of fundamentalism

An interview with Fatima Houda-Pepin by Alec Castonguay [Issue35, 2014]
by Alec Castonguay


Secularism meets 
the Charter of Rights

With the victory of the Quebec Liberal Party, it is harder to make predictions. Kathleen Weil, the new Quebec Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion, has been vague about what the legislation will contain. [Issue 35, ...
by Gareth Morley



Legislating secularism in Quebec

Secularism in Quebec. Where does it come from? Where is it going? [Issue 35, 2014]
by Guillaume Rousseau


The elephant is among us

Figures show that fear of a referendum was 
the dominant factor in the Quebec election [Issue 35, 2014]
by Jean-Francois Lisee


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Montreal slips away from the PQ

An often overlooked dimension of the 2014 Quebec election is that of metropolis versus hinterland. [Issue 35, 2014]
by Eric Hamovitch

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The Quebec election and the Internet Generation

The Parti Québécois lost Quebec’s election on April 7 – and it deserved to. [Issue 35, 2014]
by Henry Milner



The total pain of dying

Is euthanasia a form of medical care? [Issue 35, 2014]
by Louisa Blair


Medically assisted dying

Quebec’s extraordinary citizens’ debate [Issue 35, 2014]
by Geoffrey Kelley


Palestine Grafities

The Middle East impasse

With no tricks up American sleeves, the Kerry negotiations break down [Issue 35, 2014]
by Arthur Milner

Revitalizing Global Trade: Merkel

Germany’s academic Tea Party

The 2013 German federal election produced some surprises [Issue 35, 2014]
by Philipp Harfst


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Cross-border education

Launching a joint international MA in Canadian-American Studies [Issue 35, 2014]
by Munroe Eagles