August 3, 2009

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SOCIETY

NO KIDS, NO GRIEF

A new manifesto argues that parenting is bad for your career, your marriage, your bank book and your love life
‘It’s not fair for private industry to pay more taxes to fund the benefits of public servants’ 67
MAIL BAG

‘It’s not fair for private industry to pay more taxes to fund the benefits of public servants’

THE ONLY commemorative Michael Jackson issue I bought was the Maclean’s one (“Michael Jackson, his life and art: 1958-2009”). Kudos on an outstanding issue. And thanks to Jaime J. Weinman for his article “The last laugh,” perhaps the most important observation of all on Jackson’s life.
OUR UNIVERSITIES CAN BE SMARTER 3233
UNIVERSITIES

OUR UNIVERSITIES CAN BE SMARTER

Canada's ‘big five' presidents have an ambitious plan for fixing our schools
DANGER ZONE 2223
WORLD

DANGER ZONE

With Kim Jong Il’s failing health, relations with North Korea are more fraught than ever before
Writer and director Nora Ephron on her new movie with Meryl Streep, lust, and the greatest lamb stew recipe ever 1415
INTERVIEW

Writer and director Nora Ephron on her new movie with Meryl Streep, lust, and the greatest lamb stew recipe ever

Nora Ephron is a celebrated journalist, author and a writer-director whose movies include Silkwood, Heartburn, When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle. Her latest film, which will be released on Aug. 7, is Julie & Julia, a romantic comedy inspired by Julie Powell’s 2005 book Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 tiny apartment kitchen, based on the 36-year-old’s 2002 blog chronicling the year she spent cooking the 524 recipes in Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I.
A crackdown on queue-jumpers 1819
NATIONAL

A crackdown on queue-jumpers

Will the Tories make bogus refugee claims an election issue?
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THE BACK PAGES

Killing Flipper

As much thriller as documentary, ‘The Cove' blows the lid off Japan's horrific dolphin fishery
'THE WHOLE LANDSCAPE HAS CHAHGED’ 1617
NATIONAL

'THE WHOLE LANDSCAPE HAS CHAHGED’

Lessons from its fiery past saved Kelowna from a raging inferno
THE FUTURE IS TINY 2829
BUSINESS

THE FUTURE IS TINY

It’s not just cars that are getting smaller, so are car companies
ECONOWATCH 3031
BUSINESS

ECONOWATCH

Deflation is the word that strikes fear into the hearts of economists more than any other, and this week it was the one on everybody’s lips. Both Canada and the United States reported that consumer prices slipped into reverse in June. The 0.3 per cent decline in Canada’s consumer prices was the biggest since the 1950s, and the first time the cost of living has dropped from a year earlier since 1994.
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