May 4, 2009

WHAT CANADIANS THINK OF SIKHS, JEWS, CHRISTIANS, MUSLIMS . . . 2021
National

WHAT CANADIANS THINK OF SIKHS, JEWS, CHRISTIANS, MUSLIMS . . .

Canadians like to think of their country as a model for the world of how all sorts of people can get along together. But when it comes to the major faiths other than Christianity, a new poll conducted for Maclean’s finds that many Canadians harbour deeply troubling biases.
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World

INSIDE THE BATTLE ZONE

Sean M. Maloney is a professor of history at the Royal Military College of Canada and has travelled to Afghanistan regularly since 2003. The author of the forthcoming Confronting the Chaos: A Rogue Historian Returns to Afghanistan, he is currently writing a history of Canada’s war in Afghanistan.
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INTERVIEW

‘It’s bizarre to think someone could become a Canadian citizen without ever being told what the poppy represents’

Q When you’re speaking at citizenship ceremonies, you tell new Canadians our history is now their history, that you don’t want Canada to be viewed as a hotel where people come and go with no abiding commitment to our past, or to citizenship.
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Business

WEST JET’S PLAN TO CRUSH AIR CANADA

On a March promotion 31, Westjet that tapped announced into the uncertainty many struggling consumers feel today. Tickets bought over the ensuing week came with an innovative price guarantee. If the same seat later went on sale, customers could get a credit for the difference.
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Media

THE LAST DAYS OF A DYNASTY

In the fall of 1999, Izzy Asper—Canwest’s founder, animating spirit and autocratic warlord—finally surrendered official command to his younger son, Leonard (while staying on as executive chairman). His 35-yearold heir hosted a private family dinner to celebrate the occasion.
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MAIL BAG

MAIL BAG

IN YOUR APRIL 20 issue, Paul Wells listed the labour policy mistakes of French President Nicolas Sarkozy (“It turns out Sarko has some terrible ideas,” Opinion). In the same issue, Kenneth Whyte’s interview with economist Robert Shiller discussed the “animal spirits” that drive the economy.
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Media

LAW SOCIETIES UNDER FIRE

Cora MacPhail doesn’t dislike lawyers. She has close friends who are lawyers; family members, too. MacPhail considers the law to be an honourable profession. Which helps explain why her dealings with the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) left her shaken.
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THE BACK PAGES

WHY ME?

It takes unusual dedication for a filmmaker to allow her husband to risk instant incineration in the name of art. But when director Jennifer Baichwal was shooting her documentary about lightning, Act of God, her husband, Nick de Pencier, served as director of photography.
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7 DAYS

BILL CLINTON’S PRIZE ROLE, BO OBAMA’S FIRST BOOK, ELISHA CUTHBERT’S JACK BAUER MOVES

Friends of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have devised a number of creative solutions to help her pay off the remaining US$2.3 million she owes in campaign debts. Her former campaign manager James Carville sent out an email to supporters asking them to contribute $5 in exchange for an opportunity to win great prizes, including tickets to the A merican Idol finale or a day in New York with Bill Clinton.
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Business

ECONOWATCH

Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, and the man charged with resuscitating the world’s largest economy, thinks we all need to be smarter about our finances. “As the global economy continues to experience extraordinary turbulence ... the need has never been greater for initiatives that help consumers learn to manage their money wisely,” he told a conference on financial literacy this week.
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