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Our Fall 2020 issue

Sept. 15, 2020

Cover story: The days when family farms could thrive on the Canadian prairies are long gone. Contrary to popular belief, however, many farmers aren’t calling it quits voluntarily—they’re being pushed out as investors race to buy up their fields and prices spiral out of reach. J.R. Patterson reports. 

On our cover, artist Kyler Zeleny shows how a patchwork of small plots has transformed into huge expanses of corporately owned land.

Working in Northern Ontario, it took years for journalist Jody Porter to see that writing about other people’s pain can be a way of hiding from your own.

Streams used to gush freely through cities—until they were seen as a nuisance, Frances Backhouse writes. Now, we need them back.

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and Robyn Maynard discuss common ground between their work and writing on their own terms.

Christine Estima discovers the secret history of the place she was raised: Montreal’s Little Syria.

Brennan Doherty explains why, ironically, Alberta is in the perfect position for a Green New Deal.

After years of using face-altering photo filters, Houda Kerkadi sees the bigger picture.

Letter from Montreal: Galadriel Watson reflects on the beloved brutalism of Place Bonaventure. 

Plus new fiction from Christopher Evans, new poetry from Tess Liem, the Book Room, the Music Room and more!