The Decade in Long Reads

From a debonair grifter to Canada's peacekeeping mission in Mali, these are the conversations that helped define Canada

The Decade in Long Reads

As the 2010s come to a close, we look back at a mix of our favourite stories and speakers. From a debonair grifter to Canada’s peacekeeping mission in Mali, these are the ideas, people, and conversations that helped define Canada




Was Canada’s Peacekeeping Stint in Mali Just for Show?

BY RICHARD POPLAK
Our year-long mission in Mali is nearly done. But it was never clear what we were doing there in the first place




Portrait of a Ten-Year-Old Girl

BY KATRINA ONSTAD
The first decade in the life of a Canadian girl




Yoga’s Culture of Sexual Abuse: Nine Women Tell Their Stories

BY MATTHEW REMSKI
Disturbing accounts of misconduct against the founder of one of North America’s most popular forms of yoga


Indigenous Women and the Story of Canada

BY SARAH ROBINSON
We experience colonization on the basis of both race and gender



The Rise and Fall of Toronto’s Classiest Con Man

BY MICHAEL LISTA
James Regan swindled his way through the city’s monied classes. The problem was, he seemed to believe his own lies




When Paul Bernardo Stalked My Neighbourhood

BY STACEY MAY FOWLES
What it was like to grow up in a community that lived in fear of the Scarborough Rapist




Memories of a Scandal-Ridden Theme Park

BY CRAIG DAVIDSON
I worked at Marineland decades before stories of mistreatment broke. It seemed bad even then


Resilience Through Storytelling

BY SUSAN WENER
The stories we tell ourselves in crisis help us through difficult times



What Happened the Night Tamra Keepness Disappeared From Her Regina Home?

BY JANA G. PRUDEN
The years since her disappearance have exposed the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada




Inside the Controversial US Evangelical Movement Targeting Indigenous People

BY JOEL BARDE
How modern-day apostles and prophets are waging spiritual warfare in the North




Does Canada’s Penal System Create Dangerous Offenders?

BY MARIAN BOTSFORD FRASER
Only two women have been labelled dangerous offenders in Canada. Could Renée Acoby be the third?




Seven Women Confront the Difference Between Justice and the Law

BY KATHERINE LAIDLAW
After the Ghomeshi trial, The Walrus asked women what it felt like to testify against their assailants

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