Lets face it, curling is not the sexiest of sports. It unfolds at a pace that makes cricket look frenzied. And for the uninitiated, the sight of large slabs of granite gliding down the ice in slow motion while players sweep and scream like tag teams of psychotic housekeepers can seem, well, strange.By Brian D. Johnson17 min
What a sad commentary on Canadian society your “Fifty most influential Canadians” cover story (Feb. 18) provided. Not only were a mere nine women given the honour, the vast majority of these influential Canadians were old, white and male.
Jean Chrétien and the country's premiers wrapped up 10 days of travel to Russia and Germany last week, calling their Team Canada trade mission a success. Debatable, given that 41 contracts worth only $312 million were signed-and given the scuffle that erupted over the 1997 Kyoto accord.
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