Clink. An instant passes. Then the explosively propelled grenade fragments begin a slaughter of the innocents. It is Easter Sunday—a time for Filipinos to rejoice. Yet San Pedro Cathedral is now splattered with blood, defiled by the agony of the dying and the maimed.By Richard Vokey7 min
Peter von Stackelberg is to be commended for drawing attention to “environmentally inappropriate” use of agricultural land in Canada (Reaping a Grim Agricultural Future, Agriculture, June 29). His revelation that misuse of resources stems from the cost-price squeeze to which farmers are subject will undoubtedly come as a surprise to an urban populace steeped in the myth that farmers farm for the good of their health.
Royal wedding hysteria is reaching the saturation point even here in the colonies, but amidst all the hype and tripe, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, remains sublimely unruffled. In Toronto last week to lend regal approval to the 122nd running of the Queen’s Plate, the Queen Mum glowed with the warmth of an expectant bride-to-be.By BARBARA MATTHEWS6 min
For most of his six years as leader of the federal New Democratic Party, Ed Broadbent has had a remarkably easy ride. It is as if the spin dryer of Canadian politics was set on fluff dry especially for him. Most of his closest advisers consider this fortuitous, because if the coolly competent Broadbent has an Achilles heel it is this: he does not react well to criticism.By Susan Riley5 min
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