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Issue 36 – Winter / Spring 2015

Much of Inroads 36 focuses on elections – past, present and yet to come. Stéphane Dion examines the “what ifs” of the closely contested 1995 Quebec sovereignty referendum, while other articles look at the coming elections in Canada and Britain, recent ones in Toronto and Sweden, Scotland’s referendum on independence and Catalonia’s informal “participatory process.” Two major developments in Aboriginal Canada are also prominently featured: the controversy over First Nations education that led to Shawn Atleo’s resignation as National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, and the Supreme Court’s Tsilhqot’in decision recognizing Aboriginal title, whose implications for British Columbia and beyond are debated by Ken Coates and Gordon Gibson.  

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Groundhog Day in Ottawa

Reg Whitaker on Ottawa’s stale foreign policy debates [Issue 36, 2015]
by Reg Whitaker

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The left’s “greatest gift to the political right”

Arthur Milner on the problems with public service strikes [Issue 36, 2015]
by Arthur Milner



Basic income will be fairer and cheaper: A reply to Jonathan Rhys Kesselman

A reply to “A Dubious Antipoverty Strategy” (Winter/Spring 2014, pp. 33–43) [Issue 36, 2015]
by Richard Pereira


Richard Pereira’s proposal lacks political realism

Jonathan Rhys Kesselman on guaranteed income schemes [Issues 36, 2015]
by Jonathan Rhys Kesselman



Land and schools

The editors introduce the ABORIGINAL CANADA: LAND AND SCHOOLS section of this issue [Issue 36, 2015]
by The editors

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The Tsilhqot’in decision and the future of British Columbia

Ken Coates and Gordon Gibson debate the economic impact of the Supreme Court’s Tsilhqot’in decision [Issue 36, 2015]
by Gordon Gibson



Fixing Aboriginal education

John Richards asks what now for First Nations education after Shawn Atleo’s resignation [Issue 36, 2015]
by John Richards


As Ontario goes …

An introduction by Bob Chodos to the ONTARIO AND BEYOND section [Issue 36, 2015]
by Bob Chodos



Ontario, Quebec and the 2015 federal election

Paul Barber : Looking ahead to the federal election [Issue 36, 2015]
by Paul Barber


Orange wave to orange crushed?

Nelson Wiseman : The tribulations of the NDP [Issue 36, 2015]
by Nelson Wiseman



The two-track city

Zack Taylor : Why Ford Nation has survived Rob Ford [Issue 36, 2015]
by Zack Taylor


European vignettes, autumn 2014

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



A tale of two votes

Henry Milner tells a tale of two votes, in Sweden and Scotland [Issue 36, 2015]
by Henry Milner

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The four predicaments of Ed Miliband

Eric Shaw explains why Labour is nervous as the British election approaches [Issue 36, 2015]
by Eric Shaw



Catalonia’s ambiguous vote

Eric Guntermann dissects Catalonia’s ambiguous vote [Issue 36, 2015]
by Eric Guntermann


Theocracy in our time

Ronald Beiner: Religion becomes a problem when it has political ambitions [Issue 36, 2015]
by Ronald Beiner



Malaria’s stubborn persistence

Don Cayo looks at the global effort to control two very different diseases [Issue 36, 2015]
by Don Cayo


Jacques Parizeau’s house of cards

Stéphane Dion reviews Chantal Hébert and Jean Lapierre’s The Morning After [Issue 36, 2015]
by Stéphane Dion