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Issue 38 – Winter / Spring 2016

Inroads 38 looks back at the federal election campaign and forward to the issues facing the new Trudeau government. Gareth Morley analyzes the economics and politics of deficit spending, John Richards looks at climate change, Henry Milner and Wilf Day examine the prospects for electoral reform and Bob Chodos teases out the effects of the niqab court decision, while Dominic Cardy and Harvey Schachter offer insights into how the campaign played out. Other articles explore the multiple realities of Haitians in the Dominican Republic, the “political earthquake” that brought Jeremy Corbyn to the leadership of Britain’s Labour Party, trends in standard of living in central Canada and the United States and the integration of Canada’s Muslim minorities.  

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Tales of the long campaign

Dominic Cardy: Liberals succeeded, New Democrats failed and Conservatives scored an own goal [Issue 38, 2016]
by Dominic Cardy
 

 
 
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The niqab time bomb

Bob Chodos: What the niqab time bomb did – and didn’t do [Issue 38, 2016]
by Bob Chodos
 

 

 
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Climate change policy: Will love prevail?

John Richards: Climate policy needs more than a change in tone [Issue 38, 2016]
by John Richards
 

 
 
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The end of the deficit taboo

Gareth Morley: Will the end of the defiit taboo lead to a debt crisis? [Issue 38, 2016]
by Gareth Morley
 

 

 
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Beware the conventional wisdom

Harvey Schachter: The conventional wisdom is always wrong (well, almost always) [Issue 38, 2016]
by Harvey Schachter
 

 
 
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Electoral reform, the power of the PMO and Justin Trudeau

Henry Milner: Electoral reform and the power of the PMO [Issue 38, 2016]
by Henry Milner
 

 

 
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Proportional representation: What would it look like?

Wilf Day: What the election results would have looked like under proportional representation [Issue 38, 2016]
by Wilf Day
 

 
 
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How do you solve a problem like the Senate?

Ian Peach: How to solve the Senate problem of North American diversity [Issue 38, 2016]
by Ian Peach
 

 

 
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The Corbyn insurgency

Eric Shaw on the reasons for Jeremy Corbyn’s victory and the prospects for his leadership [Issue 38, 2016]
by Eric Shaw
 

 
 
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Power on the people

Patrick Webber on Corbyn’s outdated leftism [Issue 38, 2016]
by Patrick Webber
 

 

 
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Taking the long view

Pierre Fortin examines trends in real income per capita in central Canada and the United States [Issue 38, 2016]
by Pierre Fortin
 

 
 
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Integration of Muslim minorities: Is it about religion?

Jeffrey Reitz finds that religion has been overplayed as a factor in Muslims’ social integration [Issue 38, 2016]
by Jeffrey G. Reitz
 

 

 
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Multiple realities: Haitians in the Dominican Republic

Henry Milner, Rafael Belliard and Jeffrey Oberman: The international outcry has misrepresented the Dominican government’s actions [Issue 38, 2016]
by Henry Milner
 

 
 
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How China does it

Reg Whitaker on Chinese meritocracy’s challenge to Western democracy [Issue 38, 2016]
by Reg Whitaker
 

 

 
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The unravelling of Iraq

John Richards on an unlikely policy wonk’s account of Iraq’s unravelling [Issue 38, 2016]
by John Richards
 

 
 
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Political philosophy without political institutions

Gareth Morley on political philosophers and the value of modernity [Issue 38, 2016]
by Gareth Morley
 

 

 
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Conrad Black, historian

Garth Stevenson on Conrad Black’s history of Canada [Issue 38, 2016]
by Garth Stevenson