Brendon M. H. Larson (Waterloo): Seeking Citizenship: The Norway Maple in Canada. Alexander Moens and Alex Bartos (Fraser Institute): Canada's Catch-22: The State of Canada-US Relations in 2014. From ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, a special issue on sexual landscapes, lives and livelihoods in Canada. Jordan Michael Smith on Michael Ignatieff, the intellectual who wanted to be a politician. Peter Clarke reviews Fire and Ashes: Success and Failure in Politics by Michael Ignatieff. Martha Cote on how solitary confinement is a legal form of torture in Canada. Is Canada tarring itself? Jacques Leslie on how oil development is changing the country’s political life. Charles Blattberg on Canadian identity and language. Cultural Nationalism 3.0: John Degen, the head of The Writers’ Union of Canada, continues the debate on CanLit in the schools (and in our lives). The PQ has been humiliated: In a bid to gain a majority government, and bolstered by the seeming popularity of a secular charter in rural Quebec, Pauline Marois gambled on an election and lost. Andrew Coyne on an all-purpose apology for Canadian pols to use as a template when the inevitable comeuppance arrives. Paul Cohen on the Passion of Rob Ford, or the neoliberal making of Toronto’s municipal crisis. What happened to Canada? Marianne Lenabat wonders. Navneet Alang on the deep weird of politics: It’s Ford all the way down. Freeloaders on the land: American-style anti-government eccentrics take root in Canada. Richard Johnston on how Canada is polarizing — and it’s because of the parties. Annoyed Librarian on Canadians fighting stereotypes. How did Canada's middle class get so rich?