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Book Review: Uprising by Douglas L. Bland

(11) Comments | Posted January 19, 2013 | 7:08 AM

In the latest Dorchester Review, journalist Barbara Kay revisits Douglas Bland's 2009 book Uprising: A Novel -- a political thriller about aboriginal strikes on Canada's energy resources that one critic has called "the most dangerous book in Canada. Her piece is reprinted here.

In February...

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Sorry Richard Gwyn, Sir John A. was no Trudeau

(11) Comments | Posted April 27, 2012 | 8:58 AM

Richard Gwyn's prize-winning biography has been praised for giving us a John A. Macdonald for the twenty-first century, writes Phillip A. Buckner. Two days ago it won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing from the Writers' Trust.

Gwyn presents Macdonald as a hero for a modern bilingual and...

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The Order of Canada Wages Class Warfare Against Lord Black

(18) Comments | Posted March 2, 2012 | 3:07 PM

The Toronto Star's Bob Hepburn believes "powerful friends" are intervening to prevent Conrad Black from expulsion from the Order of Canada. "Is there one rule for poor aboriginal Canadians, marginalized Sikh Canadians and working-class Irish Canadians, but another for upper-class white Anglo-Saxon criminals from a rich neighbourhood in Toronto?" he...

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