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A review of Canadian books, culture, politics and ideas.
A review of Canadian books, culture, politics and ideas.

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Pope Francis says he doesn't mind a church that's "bruised, hurting, and dirty"? What about progressive? How do you evaluate a centuries-old institution that is as powerful as it is polarizing?

Find out this month in the LRC where international development specialist Farouk Shamas Jiwa casts a discerning eye over Robert Calderisi's "Earthly Mission: The Catholic Church and World Development." http://reviewcanada.ca/magazine/2014/03/has-catholicism-helped/
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Trudeau versus Harper

In this corner, weighing in with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, 15th prime minister of Canada and Liberal vanguard Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Taking on the Canadian heavyweight is Stephen Joseph Harper. The country's 22nd prime minister brings steady social conservatism, patience and perseverance in the fight over Canadian values. 

For more on how the battle plays out read Max Nemni's review of "The Longer I'm Prime Minister: Stephen Harper and Canada, 2006-."
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Come join us on February 27th at the Gardiner Museum for Literary Lunch: A Conversation with Shawn Micalleff, senior editor and co-owner of the Jane Jacobs prize-winning magazine, Spacing, as he talks about Toronto, our changing city, buildings and urban culture.

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"The distance from believing that human beings should be bred like cattle to believing that they could be slaughtered like cattle was not great." How was it the former ever came to pass at all? Ana Siljak uncovers the insightful and provocative details in her review of Margaret MacMillan's "The War that Ended Peace: The Road to 1914."  http://reviewcanada.ca/magazine/2014/01/a-strange-road-to-hell/
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The LRC’s July/August 2013 issue is now available! Read articles and reviews on Margaret Atwood’s “literary celebrity,” Canada’s little-known Iranian refugee triumph of the 1980s, the future of the CBC, and more… 

Full-text pieces and more at: http://ow.ly/nJczC
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Welcome to the new Google+ home of the Literary Review of Canada, the country's leading forum for discussion and debate about Canadian books, culture, politics and ideas. 

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