JOHN TEAHAN was my uncle. To me, born 15 years after his death, he was the sepia portrait of a grave, handsome soldier, three medals under glass and a formal letter of condolence from the King, hanging in a row in my grandmother’s front hall.
Children are stressed and their parents depressed, seeking comfort through food and tobacco, you say (“5 ways to make Canadians healthier,” Cover, Oct. 27). If the burgers and smokes don’t kill us, we’ll be forced to wait for hip replacements and nursinghome placements while working at McDonald’s because of our valueless pension plans.
CHANGE IS GOOD. Sometime soon—maybe as early as this week, maybe as late as December—Jean Chrétien will throw in the towel, prorogue the House of Commons and effectively bring an end to his decade as prime minister. He will still have the job title.
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