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Gender Block: Trudeau time

Gender parity in the cabinet is great—but where does our new PM Justin Trudeau stand on other women's rights issues? Hillary Di Menna examines Trudeau's stance on childcare, women's shelters, abortion and more

Hillary Di Menna

Monday October 19 came and went, showing Stephen Harper the door on the way out. Canada’s new Prime Minister is loved, hated, and internationally lusted after apparently (PILF is a thing now, huh). Justin Trudeau, a self-described feminist, talked about women’s rights throughout his campaign; time will tell if the talk goes anywhere. Our new […] More »

Gender Block: election time

As Canada's federal election approaches, which party leaders are paying attention to women's issues?

Hillary Di Menna

Election day is October 19 and women’s issues are being discussed, sort of. Like, one of the discussions is about how major party leaders aren’t actually into the idea of having these discussions. Here’s a glimpse so far: Up for Debate Wouldn’t it be handy if there were a debate specifically about women’s issues? There […] More »

This Magazine presents Every Film is Political

This Magazine

To kick off This Magazine‘s Every Film is Political series, we present WAL-TOWN, a timely documentary on Wal-Mart’s business practices. This fall, we begin a new film screening series at the TRANZAC (292 Brunswick Avenue), featuring documentaries and narrative films that tackle current political and social issues. The series kicks off on September 25 with […] More »

Have you got your copy of our 2012 Year in Review issue yet?

Lisa Whittington-Hill

Our special 2012 year in review issue is now in stores. This newsstand-only special issue is available for a limited time only so get yours today. TODAY! You can also order a copy online (leaving the house is hugely overrated). Just visit and we’ll send you your copy today. This is our first ever year […] More »

This Magazine needs your help!

Sara Harowitz

Readers, friends, and supporters: It’s with a lot of excitement and pride that we announce This Magazine‘s first-ever Year in Review. This magazine, a special seventh issue, will be unlike anything you’ve read before. There won’t be articles on celebrities, trends, or the top newsmakers. Instead, what you’ll find is the top 25 stories you […] More »

Readers: This wants your ideas!

Sara Harowitz

Readers: Have one of your ideas featured in This Magazine! We’ve got some exciting things happening at This, and we’d like your help. We’re currently on the hunt for Canadian stories from 2012 that the mainstream media might have missed, and we want to hear your ideas. Did something happen in your community that went […] More »

Toronto! Hope to see you at Word on the Street on Sunday September 25!

Graham F. Scott

It’s that time again! Word On The Street is this Sunday in Toronto, the national literary street-fair/author-festival/book-signing/all-around extravaganza of the written word. We’ll have our usual booth at the Toronto event, and we would love to meet you. (We’d love to have a booth at all the WOTS events across the country, of course, but, well, […] More »

We did the math: 53% of This Magazine writers are female—but there's a catch

hilary beaumont

[Editor’s note: On a semi-regular basis, we survey a sample of recent back issues of This to analyze the topics we cover, how truly national our scope is, and the makeup of our contributor roster.  See the last survey here.] The new documentary Page One focuses on the state of journalism, its new technologies and decreasing […] More »

What's in the July-August 2011 issue of This Magazine

Graham F. Scott

The July-August 2011 issue of This Magazine (that’s it on the left there!) is now in subscribers’ mailboxes (subscribers always get the magazine early, and you can too), and will be for sale on better newsstands coast-to-coast this week. Remember that you can subscribe to our RSS feed to ensure you never miss a new article going […] More »

This feature on Quebec cinema's "new wave" reprinted in Courrier International

Graham F. Scott

Just two days ago, we were telling you about a This feature appearing in the just-launched Best Canadian Essays 2010. Here’s another This feature taking flight: We were pleased yesterday to find Patricia Bailey’s feature on the new wave of Québécois cinema, from the May-June 2010 issue, reprinted (with permission, natch) in Courrier International, the prestigious […] More »

One day only! Get a year of This Magazine for just $13 with Groupon (Update: How to redeem!)

Graham F. Scott

That’s right, we’ve teamed up with those consumer-capitalists par excellence at Groupon to bring you a special one-day-only deal on a one-year subscription to This Magazine. That’s six issues delivered to your door for just $13. The technical term for this in the magazine biz is “wicked-ass cheap.” If you’re a casual fan of the […] More »