A DISPLAY WINDOW at a McGill University bookstore last week showed several copies of a handy new book, September 11: Consequences for Canada, by a University of Toronto law prof named Kent Roach. Just in time for the second anniversary of the awful day.By PAUL WELLS
After reading your article on the opposition to gay marriage (“Backlash,” Special Report, Sept, l), I can’t help but wonder: have we truly progressed as a nation and as a society? How can we call ourselves modern when some of our attitudes seem utterly medieval? And how can anyone call themselves Christian when all they preach is hate, ignorance and intolerance? But then I’m just some 18-year-old high-school graduate.
THE CANADIAN poster child for global trade is a tiny fashion designer with giant dreams ensconced in a warehouse in eastend Toronto. Izzy Camilleri, 38, the daughter of Maltese immigrants, was making clothes and rag dolls for herself and her friends by the time she was 10.By MARY JANIGAN
In the opening week of the Ontario provincial election campaign, the single most important tactic for candidates was to duck. The attacks and insults started even before the party leaders boarded their buses, and it got nastier with each speech.By JAMES DEACON
DENNIS FENTIE was elected to the Yukon’s legislative assembly in 1996 as a member of the NDP. But with the territory’s economy stagnating, Fentie, who owned his own construction company, decided to capitalize on the growing unpopularity of the ruling NDP and defected to the pro-development Yukon Party in May 2002.By DENNIS FENTIE
“THIS IS A JUNGLE COUNTRY,” an old fighter in Monrovia named Colonel Do Bad tells me. “Bodies disappear fast here.” After 14 years of war, Liberians have experienced so many tragedies that they have become good at forgetting. Memories of the dead quickly fade away—the challenges the living face are too big to allow people to dwell on the past.By ALEXANDRE TRUDEAU
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