March 6, 2000

WATER WARS 2021
Special Report

WATER WARS

Should Canada sell its most precious resource?
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World

The Human Shield

“Aren’t you going to stay the night, Mitchie?” That was the running joke from the park staff in the ecotourist town of Buhoma after I returned to Uganda last April, six weeks after my March 1, 1999, ordeal. I considered staying overnight many times.
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Cover

BLOOD SPORT

When Marty McSorley whacked Donald Brashear, he dealt a devastating blow to hockey
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Cover

THE HELL OF HAZING

When Jean-François Caudron arrived at the University of Vermont training camp on a hockey scholarship four years ago, he was a keen rookie who played hard to prove himself to his coaches. But he knew it would take more than pinpoint passing and a knack around the net to win the respect of his teammates.
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World

A ‘Luke Skywalker wanna-be’

Politicians tend to fall in love with their own self-image, and Senator John McCain is no exception. First, he compared himself—over and over—to Luke Skywalker locked in combat with the Dark Side: “I’m fighting to get out of the Death Star! They re comin’ at me from all sides!” Then, his campaign began playing Star Wars theme music at the end of his raucous rallies.
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The Mail

The Mail

I am appalled by your article “Sikh power” (Cover, Feb. 21). How do you lump together 400,000 complex and dynamic Canadians with varying interests and associations, and argue they are “flexing” their “muscle” even as they try to “shed a legacy of violence”? The article elevates Sikhs in the eyes of other Canadians simply to then put them down.
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Overture

Overture

Hocus-pocus, let’s all focus: magical PM makes jobs appear, disappear! Prince Andrew: For 40th birthday, ex-wife hosts party and five ex-girlfriends attend. That’s what you call a real prince charming. Jean Chrétien: The Amazing PM makes jobs vanish—and reappear elsewhere: after Bloc Québécois MP gets federal employment grant for local factory, he discovers—poof!—the plant has moved to PM's riding.
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Canada

Survival Games

Ujjal Dosanjh is tired. Finding time to snatch a few hours of sleep has been difficult for British Columbia’s new premier. Celebrity has struck the country’s first Indo-Canadian provincial leader and everyone wants five minutes of his time.
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Business

The Internetwork

Watch what I do, not what I say. That, in effect, is how BCE Inc. chief executive Jean Monty explained the latest and boldest step in his campaign to reinvent the Montreal-based telecommunications giant as the dominant provider of Canadian content on the Internet.
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Sweetness and light on a fiddle

Cape Breton fiddling virtuoso Natalie MacMaster wants it known that she’s no goody two-shoes. Sure, she goes to mass every week and calls her mom back in tiny Troy, N.S., every couple of days—no matter whether she’s touring in Europe or cutting an album in Toronto.
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