Like all of those who witnessed the final, desperate moments of the doomed aircraft, Willy Corenthin still cannot quite believe what he saw last Tuesday afternoon. The 29year-old electrician, a native of Martinique, was driving his truck along a road near Charles de Gaulle airport, north of Paris, when he heard a roaring noise.By Barry Came9 min
Those Were the Days (Cover, July 24) was one of my father’s favourite songs—and he loved to boast that he was born the same year as the Queen Mum. How he would have loved to be here to share this important date. When I was a teenager in London during the Blitz, it was a very bright day when we could catch up with the King and Queen on a walkabout.
No issue has dominated Canadian polls and politics in the past decade like the state of the nation’s health-care system. Or inspired such an array of competing, often contradictory, prescriptions for a solution. Even as provincial premiers gather next week to finalize a joint health-care proposal to the federal government, those who would cure medicare continue to offer radically divergent diagnoses of the disease.By Brian Bethune6 min
Joe Clark: Last month, he donned a cowboy hat and challenged Stockwell Day to High Noon in Calgary. Now he’s going to shoot fish in a byelection barrel in Nova Scotia. Aye, aye cap’n. George W. Bush : He chose Dick Cheney as his running mate because he was safe and serious.By Shanda Deziel, Laurie McBurney5 min
It could be the front door of any house in any Canadian city. But when a reporter comes calling, it is clear this is no ordinary home. Staff inside carefully check the appointment book, as each visitor looks into the security camera and speaks into the intercom.By Cheryl Hawkes5 min
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