The Sunday Magazine

November 25, 2018 — The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright

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Listen to this week's show with host Michael Enright. (Submitted by Normand Pellerin, Hani Mohammed/The Associated Press, Alisa Siegel/CBC )

Alumnus Michael Enright on the failure of leadership at St. Michael's College School

When Michael attended St. Michael's high school in the 1950's, the Basilian priests contained its "jock culture". He was shocked when six St. Mike's students were charged with various counts of assault and sexual assault of younger boys.

'Do we stand by our principles, or are we happy being double-faced?': Canada's contradictory position on Yemen

The Canadian government provides aid to Yemen, which faces the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. But it also sells arms to Saudi Arabia — even though airstrikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition waging war against Houthi rebels have killed thousands of Yemeni civilians.

How Justin Clark's fight for independence transformed disability rights in Canada

In 1982, Clark sued his parents for the right to leave the institution they placed him in as a child. It was a pivotal moment in the Canadian disability rights movement, and still has echoes today. David Gutnick's documentary revisits the landmark case.

A beloved typewriter store is mourned and celebrated by its customers

Twin State Typewriter served the town of White River Junction, New Hampshire for half a century, selling and fixing typewriters that arrived by mail from across the country. Alisa Siegel attended the farewell party for the store's owners, Wanda and Don Nalette. Her documentary is called "Beautiful Instruments."

Margaret Atwood on her first award, first book signing and the arrival of pantyhose

Michael Enright interviewed Margaret Atwood at a fundraiser for The Literary Review of Canada

Politics may increasingly override the rights of Canadians, warns law professor 

Section 33, a clause in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, allows politicians to pass laws that violate the Charter. It is also known as the notwithstanding clause, and in more than three decades, it has been rarely invoked. But, warns professor Benjamin Berger, it may become the norm.