February 24, 2014

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MACLEAN'S BACK PAGES

Putting the fun back in ‘functional’

It’s a moment you’d never see on Family Guy. A mother and father ask their daughter to pick a side in a meaningless argument—in this instance, about whose spice-container system would make for a better science-fair project. “I love you both equally!” the daughter blurts out.
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This Week

LETTERS

Your Feb. 3 cover headline, “How one Nebraska rancher killed Canada’s oil sands dream” proves you have your heads in the sands. What you think is Canada’s dream is a nightmare. Thank the Almighty there are farmers like Randy Thompson and Alberta’s Aboriginal people to slow down this runaway train.
The reformer 2425
National

The reformer

Sitting in a coffee shop for the 23rd interview of his week, Pierre Poilievre, the minister of state for democratic reform, explains how he prepared to table the Fair Elections Act and how he and his staff of four drew up a table with justifications for each measure in the 252-page bill.
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International

HILLARY'S REVENGE

HILLARY CLINTON HAS said she will decide this year whether to once again run to become the first female president of the United States. With a 6-to-1 lead over her potential rivals, the former secretary of state and former first lady already has the biggest lead of any candidate ever seeking the Democratic nomination for president.
Students grade their schools 6061
STUDENT ISSUE

Students grade their schools

EACH YEAR, THOUSANDS of undergraduates at universities across Canada take part in two major surveys: the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and the Canadian University Survey Consortium (CUSC). NSSE targets first-year and senior-year students with questions about their university experience.
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SOCHI

TEARING IT UP

There was a time when Canada’s record at the Olympic Winter Games went something like this: We were excellent at hockey, good at figure skating and, occasionally, downhill skiing, and positively middling at just about everything else.
ECONOWATCH 3233
Economy

ECONOWATCH

Activist investor Carl Icahn is dropping his plan to force Apple to buy back $50 billion worth of its shares. The change of heart came after an influential shareholders’ advisory firm said Icahn’s plan amounted to micromanaging the iPhone-maker’s business.
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