AS A LONG-TIME SUBSCRIBER, I believe your story about our declining country (“How to Fix Canada,” Cover, Nov. 27) was a timely and lucid enumeration of the dangers we face if we don’t soon wake up to our shortcomings. I am a senior and I am still working in a productive job in our nation’s capital.
Q: This all began two weeks ago, when you encountered a l6-year-old intruder in your basement. You punched him numerous times, pinned him to the ground, then held him there until police arrived. Now authorities in Burlington, Ont., are investigating whether you deserve to be criminally charged for using excessive force.
Dianne Haskett’s by-election bid for the federal Ontario riding of London North Centre was remarkably quiet, perhaps too quiet. She avoided talking with the national media—at one point disappearing into a kitchen rather than take questions.
The Maclean’s Parliamentarian of the Year party cost several Liberals money. Montreal MP Marlene Jennings said members of her caucus bet that Treasury Board President John Baird wore a hair-piece. At the party, which was held at the National Gallery, Jennings yanked the Tory’s tresses, only to see they were all his own.By MITCHEL RAPHAEL6 min
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