After almost ten years on the job, Sheila Fraser is preparing to step down. Her tenure was not without its controversy, but no one in Ottawa any longer questions her toughness
Lost amid the violence and sensationalism of this year’s G20 summit in Toronto was an issue few wanted to confront: what if the black bloc protesters had a point?
Can the military’s massive counterinsurgency gamble salvage the Afghan war?
“Alexei hasn’t seen such lovely imperfection in a long time”
Stuart McLean’s kind-hearted universe
Je me souviens; Exquisite Corpus; Water, Water, Everywhere; Natural Causes; Condemnations
Can Halifax’s Shambhala Buddhist community keep the faith?
A son retraces his father’s death
Download companion artwork for our December 2010 cover story
The best Christmas gift is parental responsibility
Many Somalis came to Canada looking for a better life. They found it back in Africa
Long live literary non-fiction
The Guardian’s Katine Project may be the future of international correspondence
Preparing for first contact
A new ethic awakens among the people who make our stuff