In October, 1993, Tory Kim Campbell’s federal government assigned a lanky, stoop-shouldered Ontario appellate court judge to investigate what he said “could be a matter of life and death.” This week, after almost three years of hearings punctuated by anger, bitterness, anguish and recrimination, 67-year-old Horace Krever finally adjourned his inquiry into the nation’s tainted-blood scandal.By RAE CORELLI6 min
Draped in red, and with a five-starred seal of China overlooking rows of white-skirted desks, the vast Hong Kong Convention Centre last week evoked the stifling formality of a Beijing committee room. Which, in a way, is exactly what it was.By CHRIS WOOD6 min
The birth of Justin Trudeau 25 years ago— on Christmas Day, no less—was one of Canada’s most anticipated events. Photos of mother Margaret, the beautiful 23-year-old wife of then-Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, with her little bundle graced the front pages of every newspaper in the country.By BARBARA WICKENS5 min
It’s make-or-break time at “Canada’s Family Clothing Store.” In a Thunder Bay, Ont., branch of Saan Stores Ltd., green garlands, snowflakes and bells hang from the ceiling, traditional Yuletide tunes waft through the air, and one clerk is wearing a jaunty Santa cap.By JOHN SCHOFIELD5 min
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