IN THE END, and despite three months of defiance, struggle and bloodshed, Ukraine’s revolutionaries had only a few days to savour the victory they believed they had won before it all started spinning apart in a wave of counter-protests and a Russian invasion of their country.By Michael Petrou
A big thumbs-up to our Olympic athletes who did us so proud at Sochi, and to Russia for providing a well-run, safe Winter Olympics at incredible venues (“Class act,” Sochi, March 3). A big thumbs-down to our Prime Minister, who could not stop playing politics to attend the opening ceremony, which would have given our country and athletes a boost on the world stage.
Simard Westlink is a transportation and warehousing company in Richmond, B.C., with customers ranging from Rona to Dollarama. In early 2012, one of its customers emailed the firm saying he had seen a video on YouTube showing a client’s oversized promotional golf balls sitting in the company’s warehouse.By TAMSIN MCMAHON
The organizers of the Manning Networking Conference like to describe the annual gathering of several hundred Canadian conservatives as a sort of policy symposium crossed with a political strategy session. But it also has the unpredictable feel of a family reunion, with oldsters bumping up against the youth and the eccentric cousins in attendance.By JOHN GEDDES
In 2007, Melanie York was living the fast-paced life of a Toronto television producer, a life filled with travel, work and friends. Then she began to notice a persistent weakness in her shoulders and arms— difficulty tossing a salad, pulling up a zipper, taking off a sweater.By KATE LUNAU
Before Brigid Schulte began writing her book, Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One has the Time, she was living it. The married mother of two and staff writer for the Washington Post even had a name for her frenzied reality and the panic, guilt and fatigue it provoked: the Overwhelm, “that everything-all-at-once feeling that you’re burning the candle from both ends and out the middle.”By CATHY GULLI
Sudden moves bring out deep-seated insecurities. Vladimir Putin’s adventure in Crimea was a Rorschach moment in international affairs: Everybody read into it what they wanted to see. In Canada, retired diplomats lined up to tell reporters that Stephen Harper’s response proved he’s a lousy diplomat.By PAUL WELLS
Traditionally, the Quebec electoral map is a duopoly of Liberal red and Parti Québécois blue, with elections won and lost in a tug of war over a handful of ridings. The emergence of the Action démocratique du Québec in 2007 blew this long-reliable model to smithereens.By MARTIN PATRIQUIN
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