IT WAS very encouraging to read that our sport system is investing in helping our dedicated athletes reach their potential and the Olympic podium (“Olympic secrets revealed,” Sports Jan. 18). Yet many young Canadians do not have the opportunity to pursue their own podium dream.
Britain’s royal family doesn’t travel lightly, but not always by choice. Just look at the swag Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, the duchess of Cornwall, collected on their recent Canadian tour. The list of books, jams, and teapots, recently catalogued on the Prince of Wales’s website, tops out at more than 100 items.
When Britt Janyk was four years old, she and her mother Andrée harboured a deep secret. Britt’s two-year-old brother Mike couldn’t know that she had mastered the two-wheeler, because anything big sister did, Mike would surely try. “I knew he could ride it, that wasn’t the issue,” says Andrée.By KEN MACQUEEN5 min
The Great and the Good have come down from on high, and delivered their decree: there shall be tax hikes. The deficit that was once our friend is now our enemy, no longer “stimulative” but “structural.” The spending spree that gave us that deficit cannot be reversed, or not altogether.By ANDREW COYNE4 min
Last May 29, five board members of the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development, a Montreal-based organization usually known as Rights and Democracy, wrote to the Privy Council Office in Ottawa. Formed by an act of Parliament in 1988, Rights and Democracy receives $11 million a year from the federal government, which appoints its 10 Canadian board members (who then elect three international members).By PAUL WELLS4 min
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