The newly appointed Spicer commission is clearly doomed to failure (“What does Canada want?” Canada/Cover, Nov. 12). We are going to get the touchy-feely treatment from a panel of experts who will ask Canadians to do a little soul-searching on the subject of national unity.
The economy in New York City is so bad, goes the line, that the Mafia has had to lay off five judges. We are in Manhattan—the Bronx and Staten Island too—and such jokes are endemic. However, it is 60° in November and the matrons on Fifth Avenue are stepping on one another at the post-Thanksgiving Day sales.By Allan Fotheringham4 min
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