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Better than fiction

Over the holidays, as we explained our plans, people kept telling us about the movie Four Christmases, about a couple obliged to visit all four of their pare...

Immigrants write!

I recently read Cockroach by Rawi Hage, largely because I noticed it was set in Montréal and the author had won a large number of prizes, and because I’m alw...

Signs of consumer confidence

There’s a lot of talk about the economy, and a recession, and in general people and corporations spending less because they worry they might not have as much...

From mean to nasty

You might have heard that the Conservatives have proposed cutting the $2 per vote subsidy which federal political parties have received since donations from ...

Cap-and-trade bad! I mean, good!

Hey, speaking of things that I, and, perhaps, you, missed in the news, Harper is now in favour of a cap-and-trade plan to combat greenhouse gas emissions, on...