Mimi Findlay is a 41-year-old caterer in Mahone Bay, N.S., who usually supports the New Democratic Party but is undecided on how to vote in the coming federal election. Kelly Taillon is a 34-year-old public relations consultant in Vancouver who in the past has voted for the Progressive Conservatives, but is also now undecided.By Anthony Wilson-Smith13 min
Last year, when David Cronenberg saw The Crying Game, he watched with professional interest. He already knew what to look for. “Some jerk,” says the Canadian director, had already tipped him off to the movie’s celebrated secret, spoiling the surprise scene where the hero’s date strips off her clothes and presents graphic evidence that she is a he.By Brian D. Johnson10 min
It is oppressively hot in Akron, Ohio’s “Rubber City,” and Greg Norman looks ready to melt. He has played competitive golf for 27 straight days, and still has five more wearing rounds before a much-needed week off. Preparing for a charity event before the NEC World Series of Golf, he tunes out the Akron spectators straining against the fences around the driving range.By JAMES DEACON8 min
Gary Schweitzer’s coriander crop has been causing a stir in Eston, in the heart of some of Saskatchewan’s best wheat-growing land, 150 km southwest of Saskatoon. Schweitzer, 36, planted 1,278 acres of the feathery Mediter-ranean spice plant this year, and everyone in the small farming community is watching his fields with curiosity.By BRENDA DALGLISH7 min
The realities of peacekeeping have never matched the high-mindedness of the cause. Lester Pearson, who developed the idea, promised that peacekeepers would be “a moral force against aggression.” On the ground, however, Canadian soldiers have frequently found themselves treated like unwelcome intruders.By BRUCE WALLACE5 min
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