December 10, 2012

Business

Nearly $2 billion lost.

NEWSMAKERS ENTRANCES

An unlikely peacemaker

MACLEAN’S BACK PAGES

Immaculate conception

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Business

Nearly $2 billion lost.

As many as 20 troubled or bankrupt companies. Mounting lawsuits. How Alberta became a Wild West for small investors.
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NEWSMAKERS ENTRANCES

An unlikely peacemaker

Mohamed Morsi positions post-revolution Egypt as a model of regional stability
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MACLEAN’S BACK PAGES

Immaculate conception

Now that anyone can have a baby without sex, sperm and egg etiquette can be a touchy subject
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MACLEAN’S BACK PAGES

How to fool Harvard: go big

Plus, the life of one of the great Romantic composers, a collection of the Grimm brothers’ haunting tales and new works from Dashiell Hammett
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NEWSMAKERS OLYMPICS

LONDON CALLING

When trampolinist Rosie MacLennan of King City, Ont., won Canada’s first (and only) Olympic gold, the 23-year-old was shellshocked: “I’m not sure what I’m supposed to do?” The answer is: everything. She’s been celebrated at centre court by the Raptors, introduced an author at the Giller Prize ceremony, and was an honoured guest at the Gold Medal Plates fundraiser for Olympic athletes in Ottawa (her medal in an elegant clutch purse).
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International

LEFT BEHIND

As South Africa’s gap between rich and poor widens, popular dissatisfaction—and with it dissent—is rising
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National

Getting away with murder

Police today are solving fewer homicides than they did in the 1960s
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Interview

On heroism, fatherhood and how the Army and life are a lot like football

PTE. TAUMY ST-HILAIRE is decidedly nonchalant about saving the lives of two people he will never know. In April 2011, the Montreal native and member of Quebec’s vaunted Royal 22e Régiment, the Van Doos, was engaged in a firefight in the Afghan village of Chalghowr in the Panjwai district when his battalion was attacked—and St-Hilaire did what his instincts and training told him to do.
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TO BOLDLY GO

What’s powered by plutonium, weighs one tonne, and can vaporize a rock from 10 m away? Curiosity, the most advanced robot ever built, landed on Mars Aug. 6 after blasting off from Earth almost nine months earlier. In a few short months, NASA’s minivan-sized explorer has changed our understanding of Mars, beaming back gorgeous, high-resolution, colour images to reveal an alien world that looks startlingly like our own.
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CROWN JEWEL

Celebrating a remarkable Diamond Jubilee year, our adored Queen is still going strong, in sensible shoes
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