DURING THE SULLEN AUTUMN OF 1964 and the brooding winter and spring that followed, Ottawa was shaken by a series of allegations and revelations of corruption in high places that involved stunning parallels to the scandal currently rocking the Martin government.By Peter C. Newman9 min
IMBIBERS, GRIFTERS, adulterers, petty crooks and master thieves. The inmates of Canada’s penitentiaries could learn a few tricks from some of the past members of the country’s legislatures. (Though on rare occasions, the courts have been known to provide peer-to-peer educational opportunities-behind bars.)
PAUL MARTIN’S BIOGRAPHER, John Gray, reports that the Prime Minister was an unspectacular student at the University of Toronto, more inclined to coast on native wit than to do the hard work that makes academic stars. So perhaps Martin felt a surge of awkward nostalgia last Thursday as he relived every undergrad’s most persistent anxiety nightmare: sitting at a desk in an office, leaning urgently forward, pleading for an extension.
IRAQ Officials pulled at least 60 bodies— men, women and children—from the Tigris River. The bloated corpses were believed to be minority Shias from Madain, just south of Baghdad, who were reported to have been held hostage by Sunni insurgents two weeks ago.
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