June 22, 2009

50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations 4243
BUSINESS

50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations

Specializes in the purification of metals for suppliers in the solar energy sector. The company’s primary product, high purity cadmium telluride (CdTe), is important for the production of thin-film solar PV, which is used to convert sunlight into electricity.
Talisman? A responsible corporation? 3637
BUSINESS

Talisman? A responsible corporation?

Not much Was going right for Calgary oil and gas powerhouse Talisman Energy back in 2001, but an indisputable low point was when it was accused of complicity in genocide. The charge, contained in a class action suit filed by the Presbyterian Church of Sudan, stemmed from Talisman’s decision three years earlier to acquire a stake in an oil project controlled in part by Sudan’s Khartoumbased Islamic government.
‘While lobster dinners may be a luxury, the money earned by the fishermen is not’ 45
MAIL BAG

‘While lobster dinners may be a luxury, the money earned by the fishermen is not’

KUDOS TO Maclean’s and Andrew Coyne for a devastating and courageous point-by-point gutting of Brian Mulroney’s testimony before the Oliphant inquiry (“Unbelievable,” National, June 8). As an ardent observer of Canadian politics, I’ve read many articles and this has to be the best-written and most insightful I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading.
BRITAIN’S BRITAIN'S UNRAVELLING 3031
WORLD: SPECIAL REPORT

BRITAIN’S BRITAIN'S UNRAVELLING

Given British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s reportedly paralyzing fixation on the smallest details of running a government, it is perhaps fitting that he was brought to the brink of his political demise because of a bath plug.
Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell on his big ring, his favourite coach—and why he won't visit the Basketball Hall of Fame 1617
INTERVIEW

Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell on his big ring, his favourite coach—and why he won't visit the Basketball Hall of Fame

Q I read that your grandchild once asked you if y ou were as good a basketball player as Michael Jordan, but I never read your answer. A: I told him, that’s the wrong question. The question is, was Michael Jordan as good as me. Q: Wayne Embry, who’s been in Canada with the Toronto Raptors, said that you were not the greatest player to play basketball but you would be the first player that he would want if he was going to start a team.
THE YANKEES ARE CONING 2021
NATIONAL

THE YANKEES ARE CONING

The U.S. Chinook helicopters from Task Force Wings’ 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, clawed for altitude as they departed from Forward Operating Base Ramrod in Maywand district of Kandahar, jammed with American, Afghan and Canadian soldiers.
The beauty and the beasts 6061
THE BACK PAGES

The beauty and the beasts

In late May, Winnipeg-born jockey Chantal Sutherland was still courting a long-shot hope— that she’d ride the champion thoroughbred Mine That Bird in the US$l-million Belmont Stakes, the third race in the Triple Crown, which ran in New York last Saturday.
NEWSMAKERS 1011
THIS WEEK

NEWSMAKERS

A heated email exchange between N.B. Education Minister Kelly Lamrock and Brandon Pike, a middle-schooler with a bone to pick, was made public last week after it turned up on Facebook and was later published on the CBC’s website. The clash began after Pike emailed Lamrock to denounce his cuts to school libraries and support workers.
WHY THE FASCISTS ARE WINNING IN EUROPE 2829
WORLD: SPECIAL REPORT

WHY THE FASCISTS ARE WINNING IN EUROPE

To promote a greater sense of Euro-harmony, the European Parliament—actually, make that the European "Parliament"—is organized into ideological blocs, ensuring that French liberals sit with Slovene liberals, and Belgian greens sit with Latvian greens, rather than hunkering down in their ethnic ghettoes.
EUROPE'S GREAT SHIFT TO THE RIGHT 2627
WORLD: SPECIAL REPORT

EUROPE'S GREAT SHIFT TO THE RIGHT

It was at once a stunning expression of anger and a distressing measure of apathy. The results of this week’s elections for the European Parliament highlighted two worrisome trends among the citizens of the 27-nation political bloc:
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