Stephen Harper would seem an unlikely pitchman for nuclear power. When the Prime Minister launches into his familiar spiel about Canada as an emerging “energy superpower,” we all think we know what he’s talking about—he’s an Alberta MP, after all, and his father worked for Imperial Oil.By JOHN GEDDES
In the spring of last year, with no media present to put shame to his good name, John Inglis walked into Courtroom 508 at Toronto’s College Park courthouse with his lawyer, Todd White, law partner of famed criminal defence attorney Eddie Greenspan, and walked out a convicted pedophile.By MARK BONOKOSKI
On the morning of Sept. 6, 2006, Jeff Ingram, a balding 39year-old with a soul patch and handlebar moustache, said goodbye to his fiancée and left his home in Olympia, Wash., carrying two suitcases, one full of clothing, the other containing a remote-controlled fart machine and a pink dress designed to be worn by a dog.By NICHOLAS KÖHLER
Nuon Chea lives in an unpainted wooden shack on stilts, near a sluggish creek that marks the boundary between Cambodia and Thailand. A plank staircase leads up into his home. Out front, next to the narrow dirt road, several men lounge in the shade.By CHRIS TENOVE
Q You’ve ignited a firestorm by saying it’s a mistake for mothers to stay home with their kids because it renders them economically dependent on men. And yet, stay-at-home moms are blogging all over the place that it’s the best decision they’ve ever made.
Last July, on a sweltering afternoon in south Florida, a few hundred guests—invitation onlygathered by a runway at the Pompano Beach airport. They sipped wine, nibbled on cheese and stared into the sky as a black and yellow helicopter appeared in the distance.By MICHAEL FRISCOLANTI
Time is a stern brewmaster. It's been 24 years since most Canadians have seen Bob and Doug McKenzie, the buffoonish, ale-swilling brothers that Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas transformed from throwaway SCTV filler to a comedic franchise. And you’d best be advised to strap on the beer goggles to soften the blow.By JONATHON GATEHOUSE
Conrad, Barbara and Alana Black lunched in the courthouse cafeteria the other day. I was wandering through on the cellphone and did a quick double take at the defendant’s clan holding their trays in line at the register. Some catty passerby sneered, “Oh-ho.By MARK STEYN
MY HEART POUNDED with sadness and rage as I read the excellent article and book excerpt on pedophilia and the Internet (“The secret network of child predators,” Crime, April 23). As a mother, I felt sick, but could not stop reading. To skip to the next article would have been the ultimate cop-out.
They were the first Canadian troops to taste combat in Afghanistan. It was March 2002, back when 9/11 was still fresh and Canada’s coffin count was still zero. For nine days and nine nights, a team of Edmonton army snipers marched up and down the infamous Shahikot Valley, hunting al-Qaeda fighters and destroying enemy hideouts.By MICHAEL FRISCOLANTI
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