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November-December 2009

Great Canadian Literary Hunt 2009: Dear Dave Bidini by Janette Platana

Janette PlatanaWebsite

Editor’s note: We’re posting the winners of the 2009 Great Canadian Literary Hunt to promote the 2010 contest. Look for one new poem and short story each day the rest of this week. Enter today and you could be published in This Magazine, and win a cash prize of $750! Dear Dave Bidini, I hate […]

Great Canadian Literary Hunt 2009: When the kids are fed by Kate Marshall Flaherty

Kate Marshall Flaherty

Editor’s note: We’re posting the winners of the 2009 Great Canadian Literary Hunt to promote the 2010 contest. Look for one new poem and short story each day the rest of this week. Enter today and you could be published in This Magazine, and win a cash prize of $750! After the weeding and wilting, […]

Great Canadian Literary Hunt 2009: Dear Monsters, Be Patient by Kyle Greenwood

Kyle GreenwoodWebsite

Editor’s note: We’re posting the winners of the 2009 Great Canadian Literary Hunt to promote the 2010 contest. Look for one new poem and short story each day the rest of this week. Enter today and you could be published in This Magazine, and win a cash prize of $750! The news of your birth […]

Great Canadian Literary Hunt 2009: Discontent by Leslie Vryenhoek

Graham F. Scott

Editor’s note: We’re posting the winners of the 2009 Great Canadian Literary Hunt to promote the 2010 contest. Look for one new poem and short story each day the rest of this week. Enter today and you could be published in This Magazine, and win a cash prize of $750! I’m addicted to the real […]

Great Canadian Literary Hunt 2009: A Place for Ships by Jimmy McInnes

Jimmy McInnes

Editor’s note: We’re posting the winners of the 2009 Great Canadian Literary Hunt to promote the 2010 contest. Look for one new poem and short story each day the rest of this week. Enter today and you could be published in This Magazine, and win a cash prize of $750! I am attempting to understand. […]

Great Canadian Literary Hunt 2009: Unleashed by Sarah Fletcher

Sarah Fletcher

Editor’s note: We’re posting the winners of the 2009 Great Canadian Literary Hunt to promote the 2010 contest. Look for one new poem and short story each day the rest of this week. Enter today and you could be published in This Magazine, and win a cash prize of $750! Georgia says her mom put […]

Postcard from El Salvador: Death at an election

Aaron Cain

On the night of March 15, 2009, I was surrounded by thousands of celebrating Salvadorans. The first left-wing president, Mauricio Funes of the FMLN, a left-wing political party, had just been elected and San Salvador was erupting into a sea of red. I had come to El Salvador to work as one of 5,000 election […]

How to bring democracy back to Alberta

Lindsay Kneteman

There’s voter apathy and then there’s Alberta. In the 2008 provincial election, a mere 41 percent of eligible voters came out. The provincial Conservative government went on to claim a historic 11th straight victory, a win that Athabasca University history professor Alvin Finkel believes was the result of Albertans not believing that there’s a viable […]

Supervised injection sites work—but the feds still don’t get it

Sukaina Hirji

Despite ongoing efforts by the Harper government to shut it down, Insite, the Vancouver-based supervised-injection site, is alive and thriving, with over 10,000 registered users and around 800 daily visitors. To Mark Townsend, an Insite representative, it’s a success story that needs to be replicated in other cities. Established in 2003 as a scientific research […]

Review: Dr. Bonnie Henry’s Soap and Water & Common Sense

Andrea GrassiWebsite

As the world prepares for H1N1’s much-touted fall resurgence, Dr. Bonnie Henry’s approachable, non-technical guide to flu preparedness fails to deliver on its promise, offering neither protection nor peace of mind. Readers in search of preventative measures won’t find much insight beyond the obvious: wash your hands. True to her title, Dr. Henry, the director […]

Six new documentaries explore the darkest corners of modern capitalism

Dorothy Woodend

If ever there was a conspiracy theory that had every likelihood of being true, it’s that a shadowy cabal of billionaires are meeting at some remote location in the Swiss Alps (perhaps the Hotel Mont Pelerin, or the latest Bilderberg stronghold) to plot how to most effectively screw the rest of the world. Michael Moore’s […]