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May-June 2015

Fight the system

Rebecca Hussman@hussmanr

How one teen combats oppression through art MAYA ADACHI IS FINISHING her final year of high school, but prom night and university applications are low on her priority list. Instead, she’s busy fighting systemic racism. As a final project for an art class at Inglenook Community High School in Toronto, Adachi started making stickers and […] More »
March-April 2012

Lorraine Johnson breaks the law to keep chickens in her Toronto yard

Paul McLaughlin

For the past three years urban gardener and author (City Farmer: Adventures in Urban Food Growing) Lorraine Johnson has kept chickens in her Toronto west-end backyard. As Toronto considers ending its current ban on urban fowl, Johnson, 51, serves up her reasons for overturning the bylaw. THIS: What inspired you to get chickens? LJ: I […] More »
September-October 2004

Canada’s medical schools accept funding from Big Tobacco, study finds

Jenn Hardy

You have to wonder what the staff at Canada’s medical schools are smoking. At least one quarter of the schools have accepted money from Big Tobacco to fund their operations, according to a study conducted by the University of Toronto’s Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, published in the Canadian Journal of Public Health in May. Four […] More »
September-October 2004

Can I be interested in money and finance and still be a lefty?

Bruce GillespieWebsite

REFRESHER COURSE More »
September-October 2004

Updated elections fundraising rules are still full of loopholes

Aaron Freeman

OTTAWA REPORT More »
September-October 2004

Why Toronto should change its tattletale approach to social welfare for immigrants

Maria AmuchasteguiWebsite

Why Toronto should change its tattletale approach to social welfare More »
September-October 2004

Minority report: Comparing Lester B. Pearson and Jean Chrétien

Jenn HardyWebsite

Long before June’s federal election results were in, the outcome seemed inevitable: despite Paul Martin’s best attempts at dragging his heels in calling an election to try and garner more support among voters, he would convene Canada’s first minority government in 25 years. Clearly, it was not what Martin had hoped for. But for the […] More »
September-October 2004

Over the falls in a trash can

J. Nicole Guerin

As tourism grows in Ontario’s Niagara Region, with new hotels and casinos built each year, so does the amount of garbage. According to Walker Industries, which operates one of the region’s landfill sites, almost three-quarters of all garbage comes from commercial and industrial establishments. In 2002, residential waste weighed in at 110,000 tons, while industrial […] More »
September-October 2004

How to stop high-end magazines from using sweatshop labour

Art Johnson

How to stop high-end magazines from using sweatshop labour More »
July-August 2004

That & That, July-August 2004

This Staff

A collection of smaller THIS & THAT articles from the July-August 2004 issue. More »

Sponsorship shmonsorship

Jim StanfordWebsite

Yes, the scandal was sleazy. It was offensive to Quebeckers. It wasted $100 million (over four years) that could have been spent on much, much better things. It probably had criminal overtones. More »