2010.12

December 2010


Auditing the Auditor General

Auditing the Auditor General

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
Approximate Directions to a Burial
A son retraces his father’s death
Last Stand in Kandahar
Can the military’s massive counterinsurgency gamble salvage the Afghan war?
Conscious Designs
A new ethic awakens among the people who make our stuff
Alien Notion
Preparing for first contact
The New Expats
Many Somalis came to Canada looking for a better life. They found it back in Africa
Mister Nice Guy
Stuart McLean’s kind-hearted universe
Editor’s Note
Long live literary non-fiction
Letters
Je me souviens; Exquisite Corpus; Water, Water, Everywhere; Natural Causes; Condemnations
Tony Romano
Waiting for Blue (2010)
On Deadbeat Dads
The best Christmas gift is parental responsibility
Kingdom Come
Can Halifax’s Shambhala Buddhist community keep the faith?
The Trick
The Question Remains
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?
Desktop Wallpaper: Ghor Province, Afghanistan
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Hard Currency
“Alexei hasn’t seen such lovely imperfection in a long time”
Sleep Tight
Deeply Embedded
The Guardian’s Katine Project may be the future of international correspondence
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