How a royal gift exposed sexual abuse at an elite Canadian school

“In May 2008, Prince Andrew paid a visit to his Canadian alma mater: the prestigious Lakefield College School, just north of Peterborough, Ont. It was not the first homecoming for His Royal Highness. A teenage exchange student back in 1977, the Queen’s second son retains strong ties to his old campus and has reminisced often about how deeply he treasures those ‘life-changing’ six months. But that particular trip was especially sentimental. The Duke of York had a gift to present: a hand-carved baptismal font for the school chapel.”

Michael Friscolanti – Maclean’s – October 2017

The Russian spies who raised us

“Ed was standing in that same bedroom on June 29, 2010, getting dressed for a treadmill run at the gym downstairs. Pauline was in the kitchen, eating breakfast with her morning newspaper. The top story on the front page that Tuesday was the stuff of Hollywood scripts: the FBI had busted a group of deep-cover Russian spies operating on U.S. soil—including some who had stolen the identities of dead Canadian children. Pauline froze as she read one of the names: Tracey Lee Ann Foley.”

Michael Friscolanti – Maclean’s – August 2017

Eight Seconds: The life and death of a cowboy

 
Marty Klinkenberg – The Globe and Mail – November 2017

Ontario’s social experiment: Can basic income buy happiness?

 
Rachelle Younglai – The Globe and Mail – April 2017

The Rising Tide of Educated Aliteracy

 
Alex Good – The Walrus – March 2017

I’m a hockey mom and I kind of hate it

 
Angie Abdou – Today’s Parent – June 2017

Uncommon Ancestry

“Kat Palmer learned in grade nine biology that two blue-eyed parents can’t have a brown-eyed child. She thought that was curious, because she had brown eyes and both her parents had blue. But when she joked about it at home, she got a shock: her mother told her she’d been conceived at a fertility clinic, using sperm from an anonymous donor. The man she knew and loved as her dad was not her biological father.”

Alison Motluk – Hazlitt – March 2017