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The Failure of Gun Control (Again)

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The Failure of Gun Control (Again)

It is a myth that firearms laws reduce or discourage gun crime. In fact gun laws punish only law-abiding Canadians. They do nothing at all to reduce crime, writes Gary Mauser.

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Anne of Green Gables Meets the Coronavirus

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Anne of Green Gables Meets the Coronavirus

"Spanish flu far outstripped Covid-19’s deadliness but produced nowhere near the moral panic of our time"   By Janice Fiamengo   Originally published in the Spring-Summer 2021 issue of The Dorchester Review, Vol. 11, No 1, pp. 12-16.     [PHOTO: Irish victims of the Spanish Flu 1918]   Last night, too, I heard a horrible thing. Miss Ferguson, the nurse I had when Chester was born, was married soon after to a Mr. Jenkins of Montreal. Last winter, she died of flu, leaving three little children. This has haunted me all day. What fun she and Frede had here together...

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China's Shadow War on Canada

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China's Shadow War on Canada

When CSIS agents scoured the Ottawa condo of Cameron Ortis, a civilian RCMP intelligence official, they found evidence that he was planning to leak Five Eyes operational plans to terrorists.

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A Hall of Halls

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A Hall of Halls

Apostles of Empire: The Jesuits and New France is self-consciously a work of revision, by which the Jesuit missionaries are rescued from the conflicting pieties of past historians. Bronwen McShea invites her readers to reconsider the Jesuit missions at the foundations of Canadian history.

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The Dieppe Raid: Telling and Retelling

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The Dieppe Raid: Telling and Retelling

By Mike Bechthold Originally published in The Dorchester Review, Vol. 8, No. 2, Autumn-Winter 2018, pp. 38-41.   THE DIEPPE RAID of 19 August 1942 is the subject more discussion, research, writing, and controversy than almost any other event in Canadian military history. This is especially striking considering the short, disastrous nature of the event. Canadian historians, along with those in the UK, Germany, and US, have written dozens of books and articles examining the raid from multiple perspectives. Documentaries and film dramas abound. Planning, training, political dimensions, fighting on the beaches, the war in the air, the German view,...

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