The Sunday Magazine

The Sunday Magazine for October 2, 2022

The Sunday Politics Panel break down the ballot box questions ahead of the Quebec election, Kent Monkman questions the canon of Canadian art, Dr. Jean Marmoreo and journalist Johanna Schneller navigate the complexity of MAID, and we launch our new brain game, That's Puzzling!
Piya Chattopadhyay is host of The Sunday Magazine. (CBC)

This week on The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay:

The Quebec provincial election is a battle for second place

On the eve of election day in Quebec, our Sunday Politics Panel assembles to break down the ballot box issues that have dominated the provincial campaign – from the economy to Quebec culture and immigration – and size up the parties trying to woo voters. Chattopadhyay is joined by Le Devoir columnist and Détours podcast host Emilie Nicolas and La Presse columnist Yves Boisvert.

Kent Monkman's new exhibit reframes the role of museums, art and artifacts

Whether his works inspire surprise, laughter, anger, or joy... you won't forget the visual art of Kent Monkman. His latest solo exhibition, Being Legendary, is forcing museum-goers to confront the institutions that house our art and artifacts. In advance of its opening at Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum, he sits down with Chattopadhyay to discuss how these spaces have historically contributed to colonial narratives, and the role they should play in our journey to reconciliation.

Confronting complicated questions about medically assisted death in Canada

When medical assistance in dying was legalized in 2016, just over 1,000 Canadians took advantage of the procedure. By 2021, nearly 10 times that many people chose MAID. And soon, even more could become eligible for it, as Parliament considers extending the option to people with mental disorders and mature minors. MAID practitioner Dr. Jean Marmoreo's new book, The Last Doctor: Lessons in Living from the Front Lines of Medical Assistance in Dying – written with journalist and long-time friend Johanna Schneller – dives into the complicated questions that medically assisted death poses for Canadians, alongside the stories of patients who chose MAID and what we can learn from them.

The Sunday Magazine introduces: That's Puzzling!

Set aside your crossword, Wordle, Spelling Bee, or whatever your Sunday diversion... because The Sunday Magazine is starting a challenge of its own: That's Puzzling! Each month, Chattopadhyay will compete against one familiar voice and one clever listener in a battle of brain games devised by puzzle master Peter Brown, a writer, performer and former CBC host and producer. Playing along this week are Mississauga, Ont. listener Ashis Basu and Ify Chiwetelu of CBC's Now or Never.

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