One Last Look Back at 2017

On the last day of the year, we look at the lessons we learned, ask what it means to live as Canadians in the seemingly ceaseless age of Trump, and tell you why there’s still hope that tomorrow won’t be the apocalypse after all.

On the last day of the year, we look at the lessons we learned, ask what it means to live as Canadians in the seemingly ceaseless age of Trump, and tell you why there’s still hope that tomorrow won’t be the apocalypse after all.

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In anticipation of the new year, we revisit some of Canada’s biggest conversations of 2017



On the last day of the year, we look at the lessons we learned, ask what it means to live as Canadians in the seemingly ceaseless age of Trump, and tell you why there’s still hope that tomorrow won’t be the apocalypse after all.

Illustration by Benoit Tardif

 

What I Learned About Democracy in 2017

 
Welcome to the new post-rational, post-truth, post-reality world
By Omer Aziz

Yes, “Me Too” Can Lead to Change

 
When I broke the long silence around my sexual assault, I found a community
By Lauren McKeon

Is Canada Really a Safe Haven?

 
An influx in claims of asylum from Donald Trump’s America forces a Manitoba border town to confront our nation’s hypocritical attitudes toward refugees
By Michael Lista, photography by Benoit Aquin

Missing in Cottage Country

 
Police have dragged the lake. They’ve dug up property. They’ve brought in dogs. But after twenty years, they still can’t find the bodies of the four missing seniors in Muskoka
By Zander Sherman, illustration by Clay Rodery

Kill What You Eat

 
Creating a distinctive Canadian cuisine starts with a gunshot
By Jacob Richler, illustration by Justine Wong

The Rise and Fall of Toronto’s Classiest Con Man

 
James Regan swindled his way through the city’s monied classes. The problem was, he seemed to believe his own lies
By Michael Lista, illustration by Michael Byers

The Rebel Hits a New Low

 
The very least that could be said of Ezra Levant is that he defended Jews from hate. But that’s now in the past
By Michael Coren

Narcissistic Personality Disorder Comes to Washington

 
A psychotherapist warns of the human wreckage that men such as Donald Trump leave in their wake
By Felix Vikhman

The Benefits of Solitude

 
Our society rewards social behaviour while ignoring the positive effects of time spent alone
By Michael Harris

Omar Khadr and the Shame of the Canadian Press

 
Anger over the settlement has never been about law or even policy. It’s about how we see the crimes of people who do not look like us
By Omer Aziz

Death by a Thousand Cuts

 
How an army of mental health professionals let my daughter down
By Carol Cowan Levine

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