After five years of back-and-forth legal battles, Canada and the United States finally reached an agreement to end the softwood lumber trade dispute. Canada gets a refund of US$4 billion in penalties collected by the U.S., gets free access to the American market as long as prices remain high, and agrees to collect an export tax if the market falls.
No one could ever call Debbie Travis lazy. A former model, raised in an affluent family in England, Travis moved to Montreal when she met her husband, a Canadian television producer. Travis has fashioned an international career as a designer, painter, author, television personality and producer.
The fascination with the changing landscape of Canadian health care and its privatization continues with your informative guide (“Complete user’s guide to private medical care in Canada,” Cover, May l). The increasing private offering of health services and the changing definition of what is medically necessary (and affordable from a public policy perspective) have created an environment of uncertainty for both public and private providers.
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