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The Dorchester Review


Book Review: Uprising by Douglas L. Bland

This is not your typical Canadian novel, full of sensitively deconstructed angst and lapidary, workshopped prose. This is an action- packed "issues" novel, a one-man crusade to awaken Canadians from their complacency about the possibility of a paralyzing native insurrection.
01/19/2013 08:05 EST

Sorry Richard Gwyn, Sir John A. was no Trudeau

Richard Gwyn's prize-winning biography has been praised for giving us a John A. Macdonald for the 21st-century. Gwyn presents Macdonald as a hero for a modern bilingual and multicultural Canada, a liberal nationalist like Gwyn himself. But I fear it doesn't wash.
04/27/2012 09:55 EDT

The Order of Canada Wages Class Warfare Against Lord Black

Since the beginning of Black's legal travails there has been a quiet campaign to remove him from the Order of Canada. The Advisory Council finds it acceptable to pursue a wealthy man who had the misfortune to be targetted by U.S. kangaroo prosecutors though it has never moved against the ignominious fraudster and "world's fastest human being," Ben Johnson.
03/02/2012 11:11 EST