May 22, 2006

IS THIS THE RETURN OF THE EVIL EMPIRE? 2627
WORLD

IS THIS THE RETURN OF THE EVIL EMPIRE?

A faltering economy, stifled freedoms, scared neighbours, global clout and a threat to start an arms race: the new Russia is sounding a lot like the old one
INTERVIEW 1617

INTERVIEW

Margaret Trudeau entered Canadian public life in 1971 as the 22-year-old bride of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. She captivated, for a time, as the “flower-child” earth mother to three boys. Within years, however, the Trudeau marriage became a national soap opera, rife with tales of Margaret’s erratic behaviour—singing at a dinner in Cuba with Fidel Castro, a 1978 tell-all memoir, hanging out with the Rolling Stones.
THE DAWNING OF A NEW DEI 6061
THE BACK PAGES

THE DAWNING OF A NEW DEI

Will The Da Vinci Code rehabilitate a maligned Catholic group? For filmgoers, it’s the puzzle within the puzzle.
Good News/Bad News 1213

Good News/Bad News

Environment Canada has some bad news for allergy sufferers, farmers and those without air conditioners: it’s going to be a long, hot, dry summer. In their most recent long-range forecast, Environment Canada climatologists have predicted a three-month spell of low precipitation and higher than normal temperatures.
BEST OF FRIENDS 2021
NATIONAL

BEST OF FRIENDS

Stephen Harper is enjoying a love-in with Quebec. Yes, the province has changed, but an outstretched hand doesn’t hurt, either.
Has your doc left you for Botox? 4041
HEALTH

Has your doc left you for Botox?

GPs, anesthesiologists, even dentists are now dropping medical work to take up cosmetics
Feeding the hand that bites them 6869
THE BACK PAGES

Feeding the hand that bites them

American taxpayers are bankrolling a Latin American leader who’s clearly no friend
MAIL BAG 67

MAIL BAG

OKAY, AFTER READING the excellent piece on the Thomsons (“Canada’s richest family, the Thomsons, are worth $23.8 billion and they’re just a little bit strange,” Profile, May 8), I have to say you’ve turned the ship around and set it on a proper course.
CRASHING SCOTT HAND’S BIG DAY 3637
BUSINESS

CRASHING SCOTT HAND’S BIG DAY

Inco’s CEO sees his dream merger stymied by a familiar interloper
NEWSMAKERS 5859

NEWSMAKERS

The fight over the future of Sears Canada has already had its share of nasty exchanges, but when former CEO Dick Sharpe got involved last week, it got a lot hotter under those starched collars. The American parent company, Sears Holdings, owns a large stake of the publicly traded Canadian subsidiary, and has for months been trying to buy out the remaining public shares and fold Sears Canada entirely into the broader Sears empire.
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