February 12, 2007

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PROFILE

FALL OF A SUPERCOP

Sgt. Bill Chu was not the kind of underworld investigator to feel dismayed when his face was shown on television. Movie star handsome, he enjoyed being the poster boy of the Vancouver Police Department, claiming it drew ego-swollen informants his way.
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EDUCATION

The great university cheating scandal

When General Motors realized last week that its Chevrolet Cobalt coupes lacked sufficient airbag padding, it recalled 98,000 cars. Hershey temporarily shut down an Ontario plant last November, recalling 25 types of candy because some may have been contaminated with salmonella.
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INTERVIEW

‘We’re setting a pattern that will haunt us. If we can't say no to a 2-year-old, we haven’t got a prayer with a 16-year-old.’

Q YOU write that your mother had no trouble saying no to you as a child. Why do you think parents today need parenting books to learn seetningly simple skills? A: The extended family used to be a source of a lot of parenting information in generations past, and a lot of people don’t have that connection or ready access to extended family anymore.
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MAIL BAG

MAIL BAG

I THINK THE FEMINIST MOVEMENT has increased the itchiness of marriage (“The 27-year itch,” Cover, Jan. 29). Modern women are intolerant of subservience. Furthermore, marriage is a long-term relationship that requires work. This shouldn’t be a secret.
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NATIONAL

THE FOUR-MILLION DOLLAR RAT

The RCMP paid a civilian informant more than $4 million to help execute the sting operation that brought down a group of alleged terrorists in Toronto last summer, Maclean’s has learned. The undercover mole, a well-known member of the city’s Muslim community, was hired by the Mounties just weeks before the shocking arrests—and only after some shrewd negotiations over his compensation.
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THE BACK PAGES

Brilliant, ballsy, it’s vegan hell

Martin Picard, the wild man of Québécois cuisine, used to be an insider’s secret. In culinary circles the 40-year-old chef is known as a Rabelaisian enfant terrible—passionate, profane, a proponent of sourcing local, seasonal, natural ingredients, and an outspoken critic of all that is processed, factory-farmed and banal.
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THE BACK PAGES

Fighting ‘the enemy at home'

The Enemy At Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility For 9/11 is the geopolitical If I Did It. As you may recall, that was the title of the artful O.J. Simpson tome no sooner announced than yanked from the warehouses and pulped by its publisher: O.
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BUSINESS

Missing out on a red-hot market

Going through the 50 or so Chinese-related companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize this ain’t no beauty contest. With some exceptions, it’s a rather motley collection of bottom trawlers and near-comatose companies, many flirting with bankruptcy or stalked by scandal.
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CRIME

HOW TO TALK TO A SUSPECTED SERIAL KILLER

Finding the key to Robert Pickton—if, indeed, it was found—was a deceptively complex operation. While his Port Coquitlam, B.C., farm yielded secrets of serial murder from the moment he was detained on Feb. 5, 2002, on a minor gun charge, the man was a closed book, an unreadable mystery.
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WORLD

Staying together for the children

Nationalists and Unionists in Northern Ireland often liken their political future together to that of an arranged marriage with little prospect of love. Nationalists, or Republicans, are usually Catholic and seek to unite Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland as one country.
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