April 16, 2001

Space

SPACE MAN

Films

The Stoned Screen

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COVER

Soul Searchers

In a quest for spiritual renewal, faith-seekers turn to retreats
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Space

SPACE MAN

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is primed for his second trip on the shuttle
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Films

The Stoned Screen

Director Martin Scorsese once said that movies are “really a kind of dream state, like taking dope.” But a lot of movies these days are not just like taking dope; they’re about taking dope. Just look at some of the recent Oscar nominees. In Traffic, a 16-year-old white girl lying in bed—an odalisque with baby fat—watches in a stoned reverie as a naked black man shoots heroin into her ankle.
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The Mail

The Mail

It seems that Macleans has become the voice of the new left, but without much to say about the difference between lawful demonstrations and out-and-out anarchy (“Battleground Quebec City,” Special Report, April 2). The People’s Summit, taking place at the same time as the Summit of the Americas, is described as “more than 10,000 opponents of the official summit congregating in the old port area for six days of panel discussions, speeches and other events culminating in a big protest march.”
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Business

Hard Times for Start-ups

The market meltdown has made investors skittish about new ventures
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Canada and the World

SANCTUARY

An ancient right takes on new purpose as a congregation befriends a convicted killer
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Overture

The Week That Was

Ottawa has asked former Saskatchewan NDP premier Roy Romanow to head a national commission into the future of medicare. Romanow, a close friend of Prime Minister Jean Chrétien despite their differing party allegiances, has long defended Canadas public system, and says he is against the private sector playing a bigger role.
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Canada and the World

SUMMIT FOR SALE

Corporations are paying as much as $500,000 for a profile at the Quebec City meeting
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Canada

Maritime mystery

Was Canada’s worst wartime naval disaster a result of friendly fire?
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Overture

Overture

RBC Dominion Securities: Downside: Royal Bank faces new allegations regarding “suspicious” client trading. Upside: the Royal itself blew the whistle. A decade after death of the Soviet Union, glasnost arrives at a bank. Jean Chrétien: Deflects attention from Shawinigate with feisty attack on “cowboy” Dubya over burgeoning U.S.-Canada trade war.
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