March 13, 2006

Turns out life isn’t a carnival 3435
WORLD

Turns out life isn’t a carnival

Joseph Boyden tries to get into the spirit of the first post-Katrina Mardi Gras, but something just feels wrong
INTERVIEW 1415

INTERVIEW

Q Would I be wrong in stating that the Canadian Medical Association, over the last 20 or so years, has been a defender of Canada’s medicare monopoly and a single-tier health insurance system? I don’t think that’s accurate. For example, at the last annual meeting of the CMA, over 70 per cent of delegates endorsed a motion to support increased private sector involvement in the delivery of health care.
BEOWULF RIDES AGAIN 7677
THE BACK PAGES

BEOWULF RIDES AGAIN

With swords and monsters all the rage, an ancient literary hero is now a hot showbiz property
HARPER'S ELEVEN 1617
NATIONAL

HARPER'S ELEVEN

MEET THE FIXER, THE ENFORCER, THE BEAUTY, THE BRAIN. THERE'S A NEW CREW OF POWER PLAYERS IN STEPHEN HARPER'S OTTAWA. THEY'RE NOT HIS FRIENDS. THEY'RE NOT POLICY WONKS. THEIR JOB IS TO DELIVER HIS PROMISES-AND THE NEXT ELECTION.
Science as sound as the Orgasmatron 8081
THE BACK PAGES

Science as sound as the Orgasmatron

You'd almost think dispassionate pollster Michael Adams was—horrors—judgmental!
MAIL BAG 67

MAIL BAG

The issue of distracted driving is barely mentioned in your cover story, “It’s not just a car anymore, it’s home” (Feb. 27). At 50 km/h, in one second you cover about 14 m. The important message missing, among the mentions of iPod docks, fridges, Wi-Fi and video games to amuse the driver and passengers, is that even one second spent fiddling with the CD player, or reaching for a coffee cup, could lead to a crash that ruins your whole day—or takes someone’s life.
LIGHTLY GRILLED 3031
NATIONAL

LIGHTLY GRILLED

Polite, but pointless, the Supreme Court nomination hearing could have used a lot more American style
7 DAYS 1213

7 DAYS

The Alberta premier single-handedly commanded the debate on health care with his “Third Way” proposal to mix private and public health care. It was greeted coolly by Stephen Harper, who was perhaps annoyed that Klein had mistakenly told reporters Harper would hold Senate elections in the fall.
Moms we hate 4041
SOCIETY

Moms we hate

You know the type. The ones who make us all feel incompetent.
THE LIFE OF THE PARTIES 3031
NATIONAL

THE LIFE OF THE PARTIES

What ‘Hillites’ do after hours in Harper’s Ottawa
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