A day with Jean and Aline Chrétien provides personal glimpses of a man who has managed to keep faith with the habits of a long marriage and a small-town background despite rising to occupy the most powerful office in the landBy Anthony Wilson-Smith9 min
It is just past noon on a damp January day, and artist Eli Langer is having a late breakfast—a cup of coffee and a single slice of toast—in his downtown Toronto studio. Blank canvases are stapled to the walls. Paintbrushes are scattered haphazardly on a nearby table.
Intimate details of sex lives, painful personal histories, greed, a severed penis and intrigue just off the ice. Last week’s headlines could have been written in tabloid heaven—which, in a manner of speaking, pretty well describes a slice of America in the 1990s.
Bernard Caron is a frightened man. After 24 years cutting the hair of MPs (at $6.42, GST included) the House of Commons barber now finds himself the unlikely focus of a political squabble about the worth of parliamentarians. As he nears retirement, the last thing Caron wants is to make things worse for himself by shooting off his mouth.
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