August 23, 2010

National

Do you trust your doctor?

Business

The aviator antagonist

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National

Do you trust your doctor?

AFTER FIVE MISCARRIAGES, and with the odds of ever having children stacked against her, Lee Dix was glad to get a second opinion. It was the summer of 2000, and the Toronto woman had been referred to a gynecologist based at Scarborough Hospital, Dr. Richard Austin, whom she hoped would eventually deliver her first baby.
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Business

Staying in touch

The number of people using the Internet-based phone service Skype, which said this week it plans to go public, grew 41 per cent in the past year while paid users jumped 23 per cent.
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Business

The aviator antagonist

AT FIRST GLANCE, Robert Deluce seems an unlikely giant killer. The founder and chief executive of Toronto-based Porter Airlines stands shorter than many of the retro-uniformed flight attendants working his airplanes, and his small-town Ontario mannerisms— unfailingly polite with a tendency to rambleare about as far away from Bay Street big shot as you can get.
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Interview

On pay equity in sports, sexy tennis garb, and what Venus Williams is really like

A 15-YEAR VETERAN of Tennis Canada, Stacey Allaster—who got her start cleaning courts in Welland, Ont.—is now chairman and CEO of the Women’s Tennis Association. She joined the WTA in 2006 as president, and was instrumental in achieving pay equity in prize money for female players at all four Grand Slam events.
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International

The new fight over Obamacare

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S health care reform survived hostile town halls, Tea Party protests, and a year of bitter political combat in the U.S. Congress before it was signed into law in March. But now it faces yet another hurdle: a constitutional challenge to what the administration calls its “linchpin” provision.
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This week

Newsmakers

After six tumultuous years at the head of the CBC’s English Services division, Richard Stursberg was shown the door late last week. Stursberg was closely associated with the broadcaster’s turn toward more commercial fare, most notably helping bring to air ratings hits such as Little Mosque on the Prairie and Dragons’ Den.
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National

IGNATIEFF'S SUMMER OF LOVE

THE 17-YEAR-OLD GIRL from Sarnia, Ont., asked him if he had any advice for young Canadians who are “charting paths for themselves toward a productive future.” Behind him, the local candidate and a few Liberal MPs were positioned to fill the screen.
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Society

CAN THIS MAN SAVE TIGER WOODS?

TEN YEARS AGO, on a day in early April, a dozen coaches were gathered inside the Glen Abbey academy in Oakville, Ont., for a golf instructors’ seminar. Situated near the 10th tee of the famed course, the room offered a panorama of the sloping fairway beyond.
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International

IS WYCLEF JEAN WHAT HAITI NEEDS?

WYCLEF JEAN, THE hip-hop singer who last week announced he is running to become president of Haiti, is not the first musician to seek elected office. Nor is he the first aspiring leader to return to his homeland after spending the better part of three decades somewhere else and expect to be welcomed back as its political saviour.
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