Canadian National Railway Co. president Ron Lawless perches—when he is in Toronto—in an office near the CN Tower, the city’s best-known landmark. Wearing a conductor-blue suit and a train tiepin, he is physically only a few blocks away from the station where he began his career more than four decades ago as a railway express clerk.By DIANE FRANCIS5 min
A bus going nowhere sits on Parliament Hill. Only in Canada could that represent a terrorist threat. Not to minimize the potential danger, not to trivialize the event in any way—but there were some ways in which the hostage-taking event on Parliament Hill could only have happened here.By CHARLES GORDON5 min
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