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Issue 35 Editorials and Rejoinders

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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It’s not just about neoliberal ideas

A response to John Richards' review of Inequality and the Fading of Redistributive Politics [Issue 35, 2014]
by Keith Banting
 

 
 
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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
 

 

 
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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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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
 

 

 
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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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Medically assisted dying

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