September 1, 2003

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Cover

THE GIRL FROM GOD’S COUNTRY

She’s our forgotten star, a Canadian siren who carved out her own Hollywood North—far north—to become a symbol of untamed wilderness, and untamed womanhood. From 1912-24, Neil Shipman became famous as the heroine of silent film melodramas visibly set in the wilds of Canada, a land she called “the Great White North.
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Special Report

BACKLASH

IT’S NOT THE kind of crowd given to chants, placards, or burning brands. Greying, neatly pressed, well-mannered, they line up patiently at the open microphone. The only interruptions the featured speakers have to contend with are bursts of applause and the odd shout of “Amen!” But on a humid Wednesday evening in the dead of summer, a couple of hundred people have piloted their minivans and pickups to this community hall on the outskirts of Orangeville, Ont., because they are determined to launch a counter-revolution.
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THE MAIL

THE MAIL

Paul Martin is proud to have slashed the deficit, albeit on the backs of the provinces, health care and national security (“Paul Martin, PM,” Cover, Aug. 18). Many Canadians, however, do not realize that while he was cutting essential services he continued to fund mismanagement and waste as exemplified by the HRDC fiasco, the gun registry cost overruns and the advertising scandal.
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Essay Iraq

UNDER ATTACK IN BAGHDAD

LIKE MANY in the aid community, I was saddened to learn of last week’s bombing in Baghdad. At least 24 people, most of them UN aid workers, died when a flatbed truck filled with explosives slammed into the UN headquarters at the Canal Hotel. Over the years, I, like others who have worked in Iraq, have spent countless hours in the Canal, coordinating aid efforts with UN officials.
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Disaster

OUT OF CONTROL

THE STUNNING natural setting that attracted Dina and Mel Kotier to their home on the edge of Gallagher’s Canyon in Kelowna’s southeast is the very thing that rose up against them the dying hours of last Thursday. The treed view of canyon, lake and city turned ominous, as has in so many places across British Columbia in this summer of flames.
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Nigeria

KEEPING UP TRADITION

FEW LARGE AFRICAN cities have retained their tribal chiefs. They were generally sidelined after many of the continent’s nations declared independence in the early 1960s. Some chiefs were done away with for having been their colonial masters’ henchmen, others for opposing dictatorship.
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Column

DON’T DO IT, PAUL

IT IS UNFAIR to assert that a recent, intricately designed report on family policy made my heart sink. But it did. Sure, the two academics from the Université du Québec à Montréal have devised a thorough plan on how governments can better assist families with children, especially poorer families.
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Over to You

AFTER VIOLENCE STRIKES

WHETHER in the form of war, international terrorism or local crime, violence leaves its mark on the lives of its victims—victims who can easily be silenced and forgotten. Since my brother, Dr. Douglas Snider, was killed four years ago, I have come to understand domestic terrorism in a new way.
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Column

WHEN ATLAS SHRUGS

IT’S TIME TO END U.S. economic unilateralism! For too long, America has behaved as if the rest of the world didn’t matter. Those arrogant Americans act as if they are the only major industrial economy that has a growth strategy, and it is up to them to prevent a global recession.
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Columns

WINNING IS EVERYTHING...

THE OLDEST RULE of political organization: book a room too small for the crowd. Makes the crowd look bigger. So as the federal Liberals’ late-summer caucus retreat began, a middling-tiny hotel ballroom in North Bay, Ont., was pressed into service for one of Jean Chrétien’s last important speeches to his troops.
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