July 23, 2001

Books

IRON JOHN

COVER

Selling P.E.I.

The Mail

The Mail

IRON JOHN 4041
Books

IRON JOHN

STEPPING INTO THE LION'S DEN WITH JOHN IRVING—OUR ALMOS CANADIAN WRITER, WRESTLER AND MACHO-FEMINIST GUY
Selling P.E.I. 1415
COVER

Selling P.E.I.

Quaint? Kitschy? Whatever—just don’t expect a bunch of rustics. Anne's island is open for business
The Mail 45
The Mail

The Mail

We can’t cheat time. But here we go again, expecting somebody else to do it for us (“Cheating time,” Cover, July 9). Over time, we change: some do it well, others disastrously, then we die. Is it ugliness we fear, or death itself? We welcome the purveyors of tobacco, soft drinks, fast food, the entertainment industries.
BELFAST BURNING 1213
Overture

BELFAST BURNING

Rioting in Belfast left more than 110 police officers injured. The violence broke out after members of the Protestant Orange Order passed by a predominantly Catholic neighbourhood following a parade commemorating the Protestant victory over Catholic forces at the Battle of the Boyne three centuries ago.
Overture 89
Overture

Overture

Rey Pagtakhan: Low-profile junior cabinet minister doggedly pushes Ottawa’s small-arms-control message at UN against U.S. resistance. David Anderson: Environment minister bemoans gas-guzzling SUVs, but looks for fuel-economy deal with U.S., not madein-Canada rules.
WORSE AND WORSE 2021
Canada

WORSE AND WORSE

The Stockwell Day saga may mark the end of the populist ideal that resulted in the birth of the Reform party
WOE TO T.O.? 3031
Canada and the World

WOE TO T.O.?

NOT EVERYONE WAS DISAPPOINTED BY TORONTO'S FAILED OLYMPIC BID. FOR TORONTO AUTHOR HAL NIEDZIECKI, TOO MANY PEOPLE WERE TOO BUSY SELLING THE GAMES—AT ANY COST
BITTERSWEET MEDICINE 2829
Canada

BITTERSWEET MEDICINE

Hamm has a prescription for curing Nova Scotia’s ills. Not everyone’s willing to swallow it
THE EDGE OF THE KNIFE 3435
Business

THE EDGE OF THE KNIFE

SLUMP OR NO SLUMP, THIS ECONOMY CUTS BOTH WAYS
In praise of persnickety 3637
COLUMNS

In praise of persnickety

When I was 9, my parents made the radical decision to move our family from its small-town perch in Northern Ontario to a remote mountain village in South Africa. As far as they were concerned, it made perfect sense: my father was working in the Transkei region, and we would all have a great adventure.
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