April 2, 2012

National

Oil power

Society

A GIANT DIVE FOR MANKIND

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National

Oil power

IN JULY 2006 Stephen Harper had been Prime Minister for half a year and it was time to deliver his first speech to a foreign business audience. He picked a friendly crowd, the Canada-U.K. Chamber of Commerce in London. He told them British investors were taking notice of “Canada’s emergence as a global energy powerhouse—the emerging ‘energy superpower’ our government intends to build.”
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Society

Chasing perfection

Our beautiful and sometimes bizarre relationship with dogs: Barbara Amiel reports ringside on the cutthroat world of purebred dogs.
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Society

A GIANT DIVE FOR MANKIND

Filmmaker James Cameron is ready to launch into the abyss taking a sub of his own design to the deepest place in the ocean
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Why King Tut haunts us still

Plus, the finest living math popularizer, the world in 1616, a tribute to some talented studio musicians, and two new novels with unforgettable main characters
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Letters

What an insightful and timely article about the new math curriculum (“Have you finished your homework, mom?” Society, March 19). I have three teenage daughters, and when I come home from work I have to put in hours to help with their homework.
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Interview

Steering Berkeley through its worst budget crisis, and why elite schools should charge more

ROBERT BIRGENEAU, a physicist and former University of Toronto president, has led the University of California at Berkeley as chancellor since 2004. Last week he announced he’s stepping down at the end of the year. Birgeneau, who turned 70 this month, delayed retirement because of the budget crisis—what he calls “the most extreme disinvestment by the state in UC’s history,” brought on by cuts and economic troubles in California.
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National

Script for murder

Edmonton police were looking for a missing man. Then they found a file called “SKConfessions.”
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Off the laugh track

Single-camera sitcoms, shot without an audience, are all the rage—just not in Canada
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Business

Is this boom for real?

Markets are erasing the losses experienced in the 2008 crash in dramatic fashion, and there’s reason to think the good times may be here to stay
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This week

Newsmakers

Justin Trudeau’s crackberry rage, Kate’s first royal speech, and Christine Lagarde takes Beijing to task
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