May 8, 2006

PROFILE

CANADA’S RICHEST FAMILY, THE THOMSONS, ARE WORTH $23.8 BILLION

HEALTH

COLD WAR

THE BACK PAGES

Playing with the Google generation

CANADA’S RICHEST FAMILY, THE THOMSONS, ARE WORTH $23.8 BILLION 2223
PROFILE

CANADA’S RICHEST FAMILY, THE THOMSONS, ARE WORTH $23.8 BILLION

... AND THEY’RE JUST A LITTLE BIT STRANGE
COLD WAR 3435
HEALTH

COLD WAR

Don Cherry, the Edmonton Oilers, the entire Eskimos football team and millions of Canadians think Cold-fX can beat the common cold. Are they buying good health? Or good hype?
Playing with the Google generation 4647
THE BACK PAGES

Playing with the Google generation

In his latest novel, Douglas Coupland has defined a new breed, and its world of video gaming, grow ops, Internet obsessions —and one nasty Ronald McDonald
Good News/Bad News 8b9

Good News/Bad News

After five years of back-and-forth legal battles, Canada and the United States finally reached an agreement to end the softwood lumber trade dispute. Canada gets a refund of US$4 billion in penalties collected by the U.S., gets free access to the American market as long as prices remain high, and agrees to collect an export tax if the market falls.
INTERVIEW 1213

INTERVIEW

No one could ever call Debbie Travis lazy. A former model, raised in an affluent family in England, Travis moved to Montreal when she met her husband, a Canadian television producer. Travis has fashioned an international career as a designer, painter, author, television personality and producer.
TOUGHER THAN BUSH? 1819
WORLD

TOUGHER THAN BUSH?

President Clinton, if she wins, may be less to our liking than we think
The doctor is totally in 4041
HISTORY

The doctor is totally in

On the 150th anniversary of Freud’s birth, science is proving he was right
HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND NOT BE A LOSER 1415
NATIONAL

HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND NOT BE A LOSER

Reinventing a political party is hard work, and the first step is usually admitting there's a problem. The Liberals aren't so sure.
Shall we gather at the crullers? 5253
THE BACK PAGES

Shall we gather at the crullers?

The idea Canadians have replaced doxology with doughnuts is less Timmy than tinny
MAIL BAG 67

MAIL BAG

The fascination with the changing landscape of Canadian health care and its privatization continues with your informative guide (“Complete user’s guide to private medical care in Canada,” Cover, May l). The increasing private offering of health services and the changing definition of what is medically necessary (and affordable from a public policy perspective) have created an environment of uncertainty for both public and private providers.
May 12006 May 152006