From LRC, forcing ourselves to vote: As fewer Canadians turn up at the polls, compulsory voting is a choice to consider; and a review of Harperland: The Politics of Control by Lawrence Martin. What defines white people in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver? Christian Lander holds forth (and more and more). Never mind the acclaim of Canadian writers abroad and this fall’s wealth of literary festivals and big book prizes — there’s a shocking disconnect between the international success of Canadian writing and how Canadian literature is viewed in our schools. The Lost Canadians: They should be living in Manitoba, but due to a map-maker’s error they’re living in Minnesota — the Americans of Angle Township. The real signal of Canada’s recovery from the inferiority complex will come when we don’t even notice what the Americans are saying about us. A review of Getting Back in the Game: A Foreign Policy Playbook for Canada by Paul Heinbecker and Open Canada: A Global Positioning Strategy for a Networked Age by Edward Greenspon. Montreal is now home to a growing population of French newcomers, but what’s the allure of Quebec, and does it live up to expectations? A review of Invisible Chains: Canada’s Underground World of Human Trafficking by Benjamin Perrin. Canadian Political Science Missing in Action: A practitioner wonders why the progressive side of the discipline has gone mute.

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