December 22, 2014

Around the world in 33 artists 7677
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Around the world in 33 artists

Plus Michael Faber’s strange new novel, a gay utopia in Weimar-era Berlin, a Canadian ‘dude’ millionaire in his own words, and the inside story of Purple Rain
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LETTERS

With less than 10 per cent of Canada’s land mass producing agriculture, we should all be concerned at this figure being reduced further (The Editorial, Dec. l). There is evidence that the family farm is becoming obsolete, as children don’t want to endure the suffering their parents went through.
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THE INTERVIEW

Governor General David Johnston on ice-bucket challenges, giving moments, the military, the Queen—and fixing hockey
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Bigger than ever

The secularists vs. religionists war on Christmas is over. And the winner is... Santa Claus?
Hailing a revolution 2627
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Hailing a revolution

Canadian cities and the taxi industry are fighting to keep Uber out, even as passengers clamour for the ride-on-demand service. It’s a losing battle.
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THE NEW NUCLEAR THREAT

India and Pakistan are building up their arsenals, and one terror attack could ignite an all-out war
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ONTARIO NEEDS TO BREAK ITS AUTO HABIT

IT WOULD BE reassuring to say Canadians were shocked, shocked, to learn Ottawa still doesn’t have a complete picture of what was gained, and lost, in the bailout of Chrysler and General Motors five years ago. But after decades of watching the federal and Ontario governments lavish billions in handouts to car companies in return for empty promises, can anyone really say they were surprised? In case you missed it, here’s just a snip-it from the Nov. 25 report by Canada’s auditor general into the rescue effort: “We found it impossible to gain a complete picture of the assistance provided, the difference the assistance made to the viability of the companies, and the amounts recovered and lost.”
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James Reginald Fowler

A teacher, a coach and a driving force in the Yukon’s hockey scene, he could skate ‘like a cloud moving through the sky’
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THE COLUMNISTS

THOSE OLD TERRORIST TENDENCIES
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THE EDITORIAL

There’s no question that falling oil prices will affect Canadian tax coffers, but that’s not necessarily a doomsday scenario
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