Kudos for your 1994 Honor Roll, a recognition of Canada’s most valuable resource, its people (“Achieving Excellence,” Dec. 26). The 13 individuals profiled are true role models our kids can look up to for leadership and inspiration. The youth of our country tend to identify professional athletes as heroes; perhaps these examples more accurately meet that definition.
It is a tragic story that has become all too common. Unable to control her gambling habits, Betty Ann Schultz began stealing money from her employer. At first, she covered her tracks by taking out bank loans to replace the money she took from the cashier’s till while she managed a small recycling depot in Strasbourg, Sask., 80 km north of Regina.By DALE EISLER7 min
To the English, continental Europe has been, alternately, a place to avoid, a place to wage war and a place to shop. It has seldom been a place to love. Even outside of England’s most xenophobic pockets, few words can curl lips into a sneer as reliably as “Europe.”By BRUCE WALLACE6 min
The Washington-based World Bank reported that Canada is still one of the richest and healthiest countries in the world. The bank ranked Canada 16th in average annual per capita income, at $28,994. But that is down from last year’s 11th-place standing and well behind the top three countries, Switzerland ($50,974), Luxembourg ($50,190) and Japan ($44,030).
It was a year in which sheep rampaged, foot-licking was ruled legal and the TV show Married... With Children had a profound effect on at least one couple. In other words, 1994 was just as weird as any year. Once again, Maclean’s editors present a selection of the telling and truly trivial:By BARBARA WICKENS5 min
When I went to meet my husband at his Toronto office last week, I noticed that a nearby building had a banner proclaiming it “Under Occupation.” It turns out the “occupied” building houses Revenue Canada. The would-be occupiers are Indians objecting to a new regulation that would make them pay income tax, from which their brethren who live on reserves are exempt.By BARBARA AMIEL5 min
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