Jacques Parizeau was in a feisty mood. Fresh from a polite but chilly encounter last week in Toronto with Ontario’s Bob Rae and the cream of Bay Street’s business elite, the Quebec premier was clearly happy to be back home on friendlier turf. He even managed to crack a smile when, pausing on his way into a meeting of his Parti Québécois caucus, he was pestered as usual by questions about his young government’s lacklustre performance.By BARRY CAME8 min
My family and I have been through a similar and equally heartrending situation as the Latimers (“What would you do?” Cover, Nov. 28). Our mother suffered from Parkinson’s disease and was institutionalized for six years, fed by a tube and her body in the fetal position.
We barely see them. We pass them in the morning and at lunch hour and they say, “Spare some change?”—and most often we can scarcely spare a “No, sorry” as we hurry past, let alone look them in the eye. We pass them again on the way home from work, kids who have neither a home nor work, who, for all their street-tough swagger, might as well be invisible.By BOB LEVIN5 min
It wasn’t just Michael Moorer, the practically unknown heavyweight champion of the known universe, who was astonished about three weeks ago in Las Vegas when the bald balloon, George Foreman, stiffened him in the 10th round with a solitary right-hand punch.By TRENT FRAYNE5 min
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