Issue 33|Summer / Fall 2013

Issue 33:

Quebec’s Charbonneau Commission has cast a cold light on corruption in municipal politics, especially in Montreal. Inroads 33 takes a look at the commission’s revelations, with five informed observers examining their significance:

Is Quebec more corrupt than other places?
Is former Montreal mayor Gérald Tremblay a villain or a victim?

This issue also tackles other thorny questions:

Can universal government-financed health care be sustained in light of an aging population; and what lessons can we learn from Sweden?

What did the Supreme Court of Canada mean by saying “maybe” to a Muslim woman who wants to wear her niqab in the witness box?
How was the Harmonized Sales Tax a “learning experience” for British Columbia’s democracy?

And is Bangladesh really experiencing a “Bengal Spring”?

Editorials and Rejoinders