Columnists
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June Chua | Artist and writer Vivek Shraya is partnering with Arsenal Pulp Press to offer a deep mentorship and publication to a writer of Indigenous background or a person of colour who is living in Canada.
News
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Rita Wong, Hiromi Goto | Depending on how one sees it, this is a critical moment in the decolonization and survival of Turtle Island or a re-containment of Indigenous people in the state apparatus of Canada 150, or both.
Columnists
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Rick Salutin | The cultural appropriation debate broke new ground this week, for me anyway. I confess I was among those who always saw it as essentially a matter of free speech: the right to write what one chose.
Book Review
Sarah Hipworth | The clever, substantial and slyly feminist novel "13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl" takes a deep look at beauty norms and society's perception of women through the eyes of Lizzie/Beth/Elizabeth/Liz.
Book Review
Jessica Rose | Step into the family history of Canadian music trio Kate, Anna and Jane McGarrigle and explore quirky family characters and the ever-present influence of music.
Book Review
Gus Van Harten | Canada's FIPA trade deal is lopsided in favour of China and foreign investors. Author Gus Van Harten debunks proponents of the deal and suggests ways the new government can limit FIPA's damage.
Book Review
Sarah Hipworth | As hope for more humanitarian immigration and refugee policies in Canada grows, we need to look back on our history of helping refugees and how far we still have to go.
Book Review
Christine Smith (McFarlane) | Dr. Pamela Palmater has brought a critical analysis and discussion to issues facing Indigenous populations in Canada like no other writer of her time. Her new book is an absolute must read.
Book Review
Meenal Shrivastava, Lorna Stefanick | Question: Does Alberta's and Canada's reliance on Big Oil affect our democracy? Answer: Um, yes.
Book Review
Daniel Tseghay | Yves Engler's new book "Canada in Africa" exposes the Canadian government's complicity, and exploitation of, Canadian mines in Africa.
Blog
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Miranda Campbell | The economic reality facing Canadian writers is tough: writers earn about $12,000 a year, 81 per cent live below the poverty line and women writers earn on average 45 per cent less than male writers.
Book Review
Yutaka Dirks | Why do people migrate and what is it like when they do? This question frames 'Meet Me In Venice' by Suzanne Ma as we follow the journey of a young girl from Qingtian, China.