As four scientists formed a human chain to gently lay the bones of 84 Iroquoian women and children in a new burial pit, Joyce Mitchell looked on with a profound sense of justice. For Mitchell, administrator for the Mohawk Nation of Chiefs at the Akwesasne reserve near Cornwall, Ont.—where the reburial was taking place— it was like watching a circle close.By Brian Bethune6 min
If it’s Tuesday, it must be Trois-Rivières. Or Thetford Mines, or Témiscaming, given Jean Charests itinerary. For the past year, the peripatetic Quebec Liberal leader has spent a large chunk of his life on the road. With newly acclaimed Quebec Premier Bernard Landry dominating media attention, Charest quiedy embarked on another tour of Quebec last month, his fifth since becoming leader in April, 1998.By Brenda Branswell5 min
Gordon Nixon closes the hefty documents lying on his desk and sinks into a nearby armchair. He is ready to talk about his recent promotion to chief executive officer of the Royal Bank of Canada. At age 44, Nixon is the youngest person ever to lead a major Canadian bank, evidenced by the framed photos of his family—he and wife Janet have three children aged 11 to 15—displayed in almost every available space in his office.By D’Arcy Jenish5 min
When Paul Greenhalgh, the internationally regarded curator and art scholar, took over as president of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in January, no one questioned his credentials. In recent months, through public lectures and one-on-one discussions, the brainy Brit has had plenty of opportunity to impress students and faculty with the breadth of his scholarship and the grand scope of his vision for the tiny Halifax college.By John DeMont4 min
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