January 23, 2006

THE SCARIEST MAN ON EARTH 2829
WORLD

THE SCARIEST MAN ON EARTH

Meet Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who wants nuclear weapons and for Israel to be moved to Alaska. And did we mention that thing about his divine aura?
A PANIC ATTACK? 1213
NATIONAL

A PANIC ATTACK?

The Liberals always planned negative ads to tear down Harper. But they may have waited too long.
Nobody loves Canada 2223
NATIONAL

Nobody loves Canada

The parties’ lack of vision may reflect a broader dearth of nationalistic fire
INTERVIEW 1011

INTERVIEW

Q:Why seasoned woman, why not older woman, mature woman? Well, because those words are freighted with the phobia against aging, and I think boomers are particularly susceptible to that. They have a phobia about aging? Oh, yeah. Definitely.
THE RUNNING MATE 1617
NATIONAL

THE RUNNING MATE

Breaking Ottawa’s best-kept secret: An exclusive interview with Sheila Martin
HARD TO STOP THE CYCLE 2021

HARD TO STOP THE CYCLE

Only 18 per cent of poll respondents say they now expect a Liberal victory
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THE BACK PAGES

PAINT THE TOWN ORANGE

As paintball makes the transition to a televised spectator sport, a team from Montreal is trying its luck in the big leagues. Photographs by Roger Lemoyne.
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7 DAYS

Foreign Minister Pierre Pettigrew, campaigning for re-election in Montreal’s Papineau riding, took time out from door knocking to work on policy regarding Haiti and Iran. Then he met voters at a mosque on Rue Bellerive and zipped over to the Peerless Clothing factory on Blvd Pie IX to glad-hand employees.
AND IN QUEBEC,‘QUIET SEPARATION’OR FRESH START? 2425
NATIONAL

AND IN QUEBEC,‘QUIET SEPARATION’OR FRESH START?

Two little events that occurred at the same time in Montreal last week help explain why Stephen Harper’s Conservatives were able to get a bandwagon rolling in “liberal” Quebec without too much difficulty. On Tuesday, the Rolling Stones repeatedly called out to their audience in French at the Bell Centre. Mick Jagger opened with a resounding, and vernacular, “Salut, les Québécois!” and then went on to joke that the 18,000 fans had filled the cavernous arena only to escape the leaders’ debate taking place across town.
CLEAR-CUTTING THE LUMBER BUSINESS 3435
BUSINESS

CLEAR-CUTTING THE LUMBER BUSINESS

When Domtar called an early morning meeting of its Cornwall paper mill workers on the last day of November, Danny Acheson knew it couldn’t be good news. A year before, the forestry products company had cut 390 workers. And for months, the Ontario town of 45,600, which grew up around the 100-year-old fume-belching icon, had been waiting for the other shoe to drop.
It’s like a classical pianist at the burlesque 5051
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It’s like a classical pianist at the burlesque

Intellectual colossus Michael Ignatieff downsizes himself to Liberal talking points
Stronach, betting and babes 3435
BUSINESS

Stronach, betting and babes

Canada’s autoparts heir aims to bring horse race betting to the masses
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