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Issue 35 Columns

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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This is high school

A Canadian play and a Palestinian film offer similar insights about war [Issue 35, 2014]
by Arthur Milner
 

 
 
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How citizens became democratic consumers

In recent years, a number of journalists have published books on Canadian politics. Some are forgettable, some quite good, but one stands out from all the others. [Issue 35, 2014]
by Reg Whitaker