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Migrants as local citizens

François Crépeau looks at a humane approach to irregular migration in this article. [From Inroads 27, 2010]
by François Crépeau


Needed: A foundation for common action

A response to Arthur Milner's article “The Offence of Atheism,” [From Inroads 27, 2010]
by Gregory Baum


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The Great Census Debate of 2010

To elevate the right to privacy above the collection of accurate socioeconomic statistics makes bad government almost inevitable. [From Inroads 28, 2011]
by John Richards

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Bombay Duck: Excerpts from a novel-in-progress

In 1942 American GIs pour into Calcutta. Yasmine Khan opens a nightclub called Bombay Duck smack in the middle of town to entertain the restless GIs. [From Inroads 28, 2011]
by Sharbari Ahmed


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Red Tories: Best hope for a green restoration?

As long as liberals focus on “rights,” socialists on “equality” and Blue Tories on “the pursuit of happiness,” there will be ample room for Red Tories, who see natural limits to progress, freedom and greed. [From In...
by Kevin Little


Are Quebec’s $7-a-day public daycare centres in danger?

The Liberal government has strongly encouraged the development of for-profit daycare centres. Financing per child has increased almost twice as fast as in public daycare. [From Inroads 28, 2011]
by Luc Allaire


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English versus French: A comparison of vitality in Quebec and Ontario yields surprising results

Is Camille Laurin’s dream that Quebec should be as French as Ontario is English turning into a nightmare? [From Inroads 28, 2011]
by Charles Castonguay


A multifaith conversation about diversity, enlightenment and brownification

At Interfaith Grand River people from different religious traditions on confront questions of religion, identity, culture and society [From Inroads 28, 2011]
by Bob Chodos



Human resources

This article is an edited excerpt from Jean-François Lisée's book Pour une 
gauche efficace (Montreal: Boréal, 2008). 
It was translated by Bob Chodos. [From Inroads 25, 2009]
by Jean-Francois Lisee

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School dropouts

School dropouts is not just a Quebec issue, but rather a Canadian one. [From Inroads 25, 2009]
by John Richards



This is history?

Quebec’s new high school history textbooks 
are inward-looking and devoid of meaning. [From Inroads 25, 2009]
by Christian Rioux

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Civics, Ontario style

Why did Ontario’s civic education program fail to reduce the democratic deficit? Henry Milner takes a look. [From Inroads 25, 2009]
by Henry Milner



Recipe for success?

An earlier version of this article appeared in the winter 2009 edition of the magazine, Nouvelles CSQ. It was translated from the French by Frances Boylston. [From Inroads 25, 2009]
by Luc Allaire


Education: Who and what?

Bob Chodos introduces the following articles on education in Issue 25 [From Inroads 25, 2009]
by Bob Chodos



The high cost of 
something for nothing

There’s a certain recklessness in this stick-it-to-the-man-and-the-big-corporations attitude. Why pay when you can get stuff free? [From Inroads 25, 2009]
by Daphne Bramham


Fixing Vancouver’s 
Downtown Eastside

Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside has been a famous hellhole for years. How can it be fixed? Arthur Milner has some ideas. [From Inroads 25, 2009]
by Arthur Milner


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Dissident Muslims, dissonant times

Meena Sharify-Funk reviews Irshad Manji's The Trouble with Islam Today ... and Their Jihad ... Not My Jihad!.... by Raheel Raza [From Inroads 26, 2010]
by Meena Sharify-Funk


Clash of civilizations in Europe

Ian Malcolm reviews Christopher Caldwell's Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam, and the West [From Inroads 26, 2010]
by Ian Malcolm