Canadians have spoken. Let the East govern the East, and the West govern the West (“Majority rules,” Cover, Dec. 4). If Prime Minister Jean Chrétien wants to waste eastern dough, fine. But we don’t want him giving our western tax money to friends.
When he contemplated his pending 40th birthday last fall, Garner Bornstein didn’t mess around. He called up four couples who are friends of his and his wife, Jane, and asked if they could take time off from their everyday lives sometime soon.By Anthony Wilson-Smith4 min
For the capital markets crowd, Alan Greenspan is the equivalent of Greta Garbo. Like the enigmatic actress, he cultivates an inscrutable veneer, punctuated by cryptic comments. Greenspan reportedly proposed three times to his wife, former White House television correspondent Andrea Mitchell, before she realized he was talking marriage.By Deirdre McMurdy4 min
Seagram Co.: Down the hatch for a Canadian institution as French firm completes takeover. Rye whisky will never taste the same, eh/hein?. Alexei Yashin: Ottawa Sens drop lawsuit against no-longer-wayward star after he agrees to make donation to kids’ hospital.By Julian Beltrame4 min
Richard Gwyn, the veteran Toronto Star columnist, recently made a trip to his native England after a long absence away. Gwyn, who had to buy his way out of the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst when as a youth he decided he didn’t want to be an army officer, has come to an astonishing conclusion.By Allan Fotheringham4 min
Accidental. That’s how military records describe the March 5, 1919, deaths of William Tarasevich, Joseph Young, William Haney, Jack Hickman and David Gillan. These First World War Canadian soldiers all died in Wales, miles away from the Allied front—and four months after the war ended.By Sue Ferguson4 min
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