March 03, 2023
Excerpt from Harvesting Freedom, a Firsthand Account of What It's Really Like to Be a Migrant Worker in Canada
Growing up in the rural Mabouya Valley in St. Lucia, Gabriel Allahdua, "never heard anything bad or sad about Canada". When he made the difficult decision as an adult to participate in the Canada-St. ...
January 12, 2023
Emily Eaton and Bronwen Tucker on the Climate Crisis & Why the World As We Know It Is (and Must Be) Over
The End of This World: Climate Justice in So-Called Canada (Between the Lines Books) by Angele Alook, Emily Eaton, David Gray-Donald, Joël Laforest, Crystal Lameman, and Bronwen Tucker is a clarion ...
October 05, 2022
Daniel McNeil Examines the Figure of the Black Public Intellectual Through the Lives of Armond White and Paul Gilroy
American film and music critic Armond White and British cultural studies scholar Paul Gilroy are two larger than life figures—widely celebrated but also controversial—in the fields in which they've ...
September 13, 2022
Leslie Kern's New Book Challenges Assumptions about Gentrification & Offers Hope in the Face of Rampant Housing Inequality
Gentrification, and the massive housing affordability crisis to which it is related, is an issue plagued with myths and misunderstandings. As we enter an era where housing has become unaffordable for ...
November 10, 2021
James T. Brophy & Margaret M. Keith Break the Silence on the Hidden Crisis of Assaults on Health Care Workers
In health care settings, it's easy to assume the most vulnerable people are, at all times, the patients. But there is another element of vulnerability that is rarely discussed, despite its reaching a ...
May 12, 2021
Now More Than Ever: Jamie Swift and Elaine Power Make the Case for a Universal Basic Income
A universal basic income isn't a new idea, and there are mountains of evidence to support its efficacy, including studies showing that individuals receiving basic incomes are able to contribute more to ...
February 18, 2021
Fired Up About Consent Author Sarah Ratchford on the Books That Brought Them Tears, Lessons, & Laughter
The rallying cry often heard in conversations about consent is the simple truth: consent isn't just sexy—it's mandatory.And it's a topic that we're finally discussing with young people, with the hope ...
October 05, 2020
Julie S. Lalonde Wins Speaker's Book Award for her Powerful and Challenging Memoir, Resilience is Futile
This morning, the Honourable Ted Arnott, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, announced that Resilience is Futile: The Life and Death and Life of Julie S. Lalonde (Between the Lines Books) ...
August 13, 2020
My Story: Julie Macfarlane on Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Surviving
Trigger Warning: Discussion of Sexual AbuseAuthor, activist, and law professor Julie Macfarlane has written extensively about our legal system, publishing books and articles over the course of her distinguished ...
July 28, 2020
Suzanne Evans Explores Food, Women, and War in Her New Biography
During the second World War, in Singapore's notorious Changi Prison, Ontario's Ethel Mulvany suffers and starves alongside hundreds of other women. To ward off their debilitating hunger pains, they use ...