Hundreds of doctors are lured from Canada to the United States every year by extravagant promises of professional freedom and a lavish lifestyle. But some of those who become disillusioned with the American medical environment return to Canada—and in their ranks are Americans who trained in Canada but found they did not like practising in the United States.By RAE CORELLI3 min
The scenes would never make the television series ER. Not enough breathless melodrama. No screaming and scheming and bedlam in the halls. In the real-life emergency rooms of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and The Buffalo General Hospital in upstate New York—two inner-city institutions separated by 160 km and contrasting healthcare systems—the traffic in human misery unfolds at a less frenetic pace.By MARCI MCDONALD13 min
I am angry. I have stood by and watched all levels of government cut back essential services, thinking, “Well, it will be hard, but they must know what they are doing.” I was wrong. I depend on our national radio for indepth coverage of news, views and music that I cannot get elsewhere.
The former Soviet republic of Belarus was paralyzed by a confrontation between President Alexander Lukashenko and the parliament. Lukashenko faced impeachment proceedings over a constitutional referendum set for last Sunday that, if approved, would allow him near-dictatorial powers.
DIVORCING: Canadian actress Pamela Anderson Lee, 29, and tattooed rocker Tommy Lee, 34, after 21 months of marriage. Anderson, one of the stars of Baywatch, a sand-and-surf syndicated television show watched by a billion people in more than 140 countries each week, and Lee, drummer for the Los-Angelesbased hard rock band Motley Crue, married on a beach in Mexico in February, 1995, after knowing each other for four days.
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