June 25, 2001

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COVER

PRISONER OF RIYADH

IN FEBRUARY, CANADA’S BILL SAMPSON APPEARED ON SAUDI ARABIAN TELEVISION TO CONFESS TO MURDER. INSIDERS SAY HE IS THE VICTIM OF TORTURE AND POLITICAL INTRIGUE
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The Maclean’s Excerpt

THE JOKERS WERE WILD

Some performers, says a history of Canada's premier comedy festival, were even crazier offstage
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History

TALE OF A WITCH HUNT

In the 1960s, Ottawa targeted gays and lesbians as the enemy within
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The Mail

The Mail

As mayor of Osoyoos, B.C., part of the Kelowna region of the Okanagan that you say has the second-best health-care service in Canada, I ask: “According to whom?”(“Where we get the best health care,” Cover, June 11). The Penticton hospital is telling pregnant women to go elsewhere.
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Canada

WHO WOULD BE CAESAR?

On stay your set, marks, steady get now, set, hold that position for a year or two ... GO! With Jean Chrétien gripping the starters pistol, the patience of Liberal leadership aspirants jostling for positions in the undeclared run for the Prime Ministers job is going to be sorely tested.
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CANADA AND THE WORLD

'EARLY IN, EARLY OUT'

Canadian peacekeeping is changing as Ottawa backs away from open-ended missions
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Tech

GRAND PRIX WIZARDRY

Auto racing is as much about fast computers as about fast cars
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Overture

THE WEEK THAT WAS

Under the mediation of U.S. Central Intelligence Agency director George Tenet, Israelis and Palestinians finally agreed to a fragile truce designed to end nine months of bloodshed. Under the pact, Israel withdrew tanks from some areas near the West Bank and Gaza, and reopened a border crossing between Gaza and Egypt, among other things.
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Life

A WAY OUT

Charitable programs such as Toronto’s StreetLight Support Services are helping prostitutes to build new lives—and leave the streets behind
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Business

NOT ALL BAD NEWS

Yes, there are tech layoffs. But a lot of people are being snapped up by other companies
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