1. Law of the land In an excerpt from late Indigenous activist Arthur Manuel’s book, he writes how Canada was formed on a “race-based democracy.” 2. It’s time to rethink obesity Research suggests factors such as income inequality and working conditions have more to do with unhealthy lifestyles than diet and exercise.
This week’s five most-read posts 3. Gord, revisited In 1989, Gord Downie and Bobby Baker appeared on the cover of NOW ahead of the Tragically Hip’s debut album release. Read an excerpt online. 4. Brain drain Toronto comedian Andrew Johnston explains why he’s following the mass exodus of stand-ups to America. 5. Sink your teeth into this We talked to the creators of queer vampire series Carmilla about their Creampuff fandom and making the leap from YouTube to the big screen.