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Aug 15, 2019
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Fighting homelessness with disaster relief housing

Cathy Crowe
In this excerpt from her new memoir, Cathy Crowe recounts how, in the late 1990s, she and fellow Toronto housing activists fought homelessness by erecting prefabricated housing on undeveloped land.
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Apr 11, 2019

My father was a Duplessis orphan

Suzanne Methot
Suzanne Methot's father was one of 20,000 orphaned children confined to psychiatric institutions in Quebec. In this excerpt from her new book, Methot uncovers her father's past.
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Nov 15, 2018

The risk of overdiagnosing breast cancer

Renée Pellerin
There is now significant evidence that breast cancer screening does more harm than good because, among other reasons, it can lead to overdiagnosis. So why is it still a major health policy?
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Oct 18, 2018

Bringing my mother home with hockey

Lindsay Wong
In this excerpt from Lindsay Wong's memoir "The Woo-Woo," adolescent Lindsay tries to bring her mother back by winning MVP of her hockey league.

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