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Issue 24 Articles

Inroads 25’s main theme section is devoted to education, taking its cue from a landmark September 2008 article in a Montreal newspaper by former Quebec premier Jacques Parizeau that drew attention to the school dropout problem, especially among francophone students. Along with a translation of Parizeau’s article, the section includes an analysis of the school dropout problem on a Canada-wide scale by John Richards, an account of the failure of Ontario’s compulsory civic education program by Henry Milner, a discussion of educational issues by Parizeau’s former adviser (and future PQ cabinet minister) Jean-François Lisée, a critique of Quebec’s history curriculum by Christian Rioux and Magali Favre, and a look at Finland’s successful education system by Luc Allaire.




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A new order of things

John Richards makes the case for pricing carbon. [From Inroads 24, 2009]
by John Richards


What did the polls tell us?

Claire Durand takes a look at the polls to break down the 2008 Canadian Election [From Inroads 24, 2009]
by Claire Durand



Technology and environmental sensitivity

A visit to Zhejiang Wanli, a new university built by private investors on public land [From Inroads 24, 2009]
by Jon Gottschall

Himalayas, looking south from over the Tibetan Plateau

China’s growing orbit

Cambodia and Nepal are harbingers of Beijing’s emerging influence [From Inroads 24, 2009]
by Dominic Cardy



Quebec’s surprising economic performance

The myth of a lagging Quebec doesn’t stand up to the facts. [From Inroads 24, 2009]
by Pierre Fortin


Evangelicals in Canada

Canada has no equivalent of the American Christian Right. In the first place, Canada is a much more secularized society than the United States. [From Inroads 24, 2009]
by Gregory Baum



The evolving landscape 
of American Christianity

Gregory Baum looks into the evolving landscape 
of American Christianity [From Inroads 24, 2009]
by Gregory Baum


The religious test

Elections and politics and religions and theological grounds. Bob Chodos writes about the religious test in the U.S. [From Inroads 24, 2009]
by Bob Chodos



Voting from abroad

Since 1976, people holding American citizenship, even if they have never resided in the US States, have had the right to cast ballots. [From Inroads 24, 2009]
by Frances Boylston


The right to vote

Is the right to vote universal or qualified? Claude Couture takes a look. [From Inroads 24, 2009]
by Claude Couture


bench bus stop Mercer Isl., Seattle

An 18th-century electoral system in 21st-century America

Americans still face an uphill battle to win full respect for their right to vote. [From Inroads 24, 2009]
by Claude Couture


Observing the folks next door

Some Canadian reflections of America by Garth Stevenson [From Inroads 24, 2009]
by Garth Stevenson



Destined for failure?

For two decades, Canadian governments have set ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but their policies have consistently failed. [From Inroads 24, 2009]
by Mark Jaccard


The case for cap-and-trade

Marvin Shaffer makes the case for cap and trade system. [From Inroads 24, 2009]
by Marvin Shaffer



For Stéphane Dion, 
it was over before it started

Harvey Schachter takes a look at Stéphane Dion's election run. [From Inroads 24, 2009]
by Harvey Schachter


Linking with the world

Reports describe the People’s Republic of China as a human beehive in a rush to catch up with Western modernity. [From Inroads 24, 2009]
by Donald Cuccioletta