May 7, 2001

COVER

HELL ON WHEELS

Canada

WHAT A GAS

Canada and the World

SLAVES FOR SALE

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COVER

HELL ON WHEELS

THERE’S AN EPIDEMIC OF CARNAGE ON CANADA'S HIGHWAYS—DRIVE AT YOUR OWN RISK
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Canada

WHAT A GAS

They were waiting for the Revolution. Kids milling on the grass in the spring sunshine, photographers staking out positions. All day, people filtered up from the side streets, protest pilgrims drawn to the Fence, the infamous perimeter. The wall within the walled city had become a chain-link mural, crocheted with slogans, drawings, balloons, bras, poems, tchotchkes—like a class project gone mad.
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Canada and the World

SLAVES FOR SALE

Three Canadians are trying to alert the world to the horrors of Sudan
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Business

THE LOONIE'S JUGGLING ACT

It looks as if the dollar is headed in a familiar direction: lower
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Music

Junkies Inc.

The band aims to be David to the record industry’s Goliath
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Overture

Overture

Stockwell Day: Opposition leader can face down caucus revolts, but a poll shows the people, even Albertans, have turned on him, too. Prince Charles: Wows throngs on solo Canadian tour, and with foot-and-mouth blighting Britain, his organic farming thing is looking smart.
An idea whose time had come 6061
Books

An idea whose time had come

Sandford Fleming invented standard time in response to the railway revolution
WAITING IN THE WINGS 2829
Canada

WAITING IN THE WINGS

If a wounded Stockwell Day decides to throw in the towel, others are poised to try to unite the right
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Overture THE WEEK THAT WAS

Overture THE WEEK THAT WAS

Ontario Premier Mike Harris urged Canadians to rethink their healthcare system and allow the private sector to step in to provide a variety of medical services. Since taking power in 1995, his Conservative government has been accused of fostering a two-tier health-care system, but this was the first time the premier publicly talked about allowing private corporations to run hospitals in Ontario.
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Washington

A flake or a prophet?

It's said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again—and expecting a different result. If so, the United States’ three-decade-long “war on drugs” must be one of the least sane public policy initiatives in recent memory.
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