December 12, 2016

National

THE FIRST FLIGHT

Newsmakers

BY THE NUMBERS:

LETTERS

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National

THE FIRST FLIGHT

On Dec. 10, 2015, the first plane of Syrian refugees landed in Toronto. One year later, these new Canadians and the people who helped them describe how it all happened.

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Newsmakers

BY THE NUMBERS:

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LETTERS

I think Donald Trump is as shocked as we are that he got elected (“The rise of Donald Trump,” Election 2016, Nov. 2l). I also think that he actually didn’t want the job. He thrived on being an obnoxious critic, but it backfired: now he’s the one that will have to endure a lot of criticism.

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Society

The dying of the blue zones

Pockets of centenarians have been teaching scientists the secrets of a longer life. Now, the next generation is teaching us just the reverse—how to mess it all up.

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MACLEAN'S BACK PAGES

CanLit gets lit up

In Canada, where a man can spend 1,500 days in solitary confinement waiting for a trial, it is perhaps only to be expected that the affair of Steven Galloway would take a year of frustrating silence. In November 2015, the University of British Columbia announced the suspension, with pay, of Galloway, a prominent novelist and then the chairman of its prestigious creative writing program.

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International

TRUMP’S NEW WORLD ORDER

THE HISTORIC IRONY of Donald Trump may be that the American president with the least amount of foreign policy acumen may nonetheless have the greatest impact on global affairs since Franklin Roosevelt. Trump is not a cypher. He doesn’t keep his opinions, his insecurities, and his ignorance close to the chest—he tapes all of it to his forehead.
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International

The swamp creatures

In the U.S. Capitol, America’s biggest career politicians are busily trying to explain the new era of politics and what happens when Trump ‘drains the swamp’

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This Week

THE COLUMNISTS

Anne Kingston on words being used to distract attention from action; Evan Solomon on a world of realpolitik run by strongmen

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This Week

THE DAWN OF THE STRONGMAN ERA IS HERE

NOTHING SIGNALLED THE Trudeau government’s surprise at Donald Trump’s victory more clearly than the snap offer to open negotiations on NAFTA. “We’re ready to come to the table,” Canada’s ambassador to the U.S. told stunned reporters the day after the election.

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Newsmakers

RULE-BREAKER IN CHIEF

There wasn’t a political tradition, social norm or moral boundary that Donald Trump didn’t shatter. In return, American voters gave him the keys to the Oval Office.

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