It has been almost four decades since the first khaki-clad Canadian soldier stepped ashore in Europe in 1950 to join the allied military forces of the year-old North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The troops’ arrival reflected the rising Cold War tensions of the era.
Doug Small of Global Television has done a great disservice to our country by going public with the budget document he received (“The tax squeeze,” Canada/Cover, May 8). The greater valor would have been to sit on it. Knowingly releasing a document that would cause international damage to Canada speaks volumes about his feelings for Canada.
recruit. He moved to Vancouver from Hong Kong with his family in 1985, enrolled in a special high-school course to learn English, but had difficulty adjusting to life in Vancouver. According to a court psychiatrist’s report, Yeung was befriended by gang members who provided him with money, status and a group of peers who spoke his language—at a time when he was feeling vulnerable and inadequate.
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