Themantra a about APEC is “diversity." Its 18 members range from the world's two biggest and most sophisticated economies—the United Staes and Japan— to Papua New Guinea, a nation that still includes some people not far removed from the Stone Age.
As a politician, Pam Barrett might have preferred a different kind of publicity. But in this case, the Alberta leader of the New Democrats didn’t have much choice. When word got out that police had charged Barrett’s former live-in partner, Stephen Douglas Edwards, 33, of Edmonton, with assault, Barrett found herself making news as the alleged victim in a domestic assault.By BARBARA WICKENS5 min
Military police released details of the charges against Col. Reno Vanier, former commander of Canadian troops in Haiti. Among them: that he accepted a $2,000 bribe from a travel agency in the form of airline tickets, and filed a fraudulent travel-expense claim.
The Christmas decorations are already up at the shopping centres, a handy metaphor for the premature visions of sugarplums dancing in some Canadians’ heads as they compile their post-deficit wish lists. What will we get this year, something nice, or more downsizing?By Charles Gordon4 min
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