Margaret Trudeau entered Canadian public life in 1971 as the 22-year-old bride of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. She captivated, for a time, as the “flower-child” earth mother to three boys. Within years, however, the Trudeau marriage became a national soap opera, rife with tales of Margaret’s erratic behaviour—singing at a dinner in Cuba with Fidel Castro, a 1978 tell-all memoir, hanging out with the Rolling Stones.
Environment Canada has some bad news for allergy sufferers, farmers and those without air conditioners: it’s going to be a long, hot, dry summer. In their most recent long-range forecast, Environment Canada climatologists have predicted a three-month spell of low precipitation and higher than normal temperatures.
OKAY, AFTER READING the excellent piece on the Thomsons (“Canada’s richest family, the Thomsons, are worth $23.8 billion and they’re just a little bit strange,” Profile, May 8), I have to say you’ve turned the ship around and set it on a proper course.
The fight over the future of Sears Canada has already had its share of nasty exchanges, but when former CEO Dick Sharpe got involved last week, it got a lot hotter under those starched collars. The American parent company, Sears Holdings, owns a large stake of the publicly traded Canadian subsidiary, and has for months been trying to buy out the remaining public shares and fold Sears Canada entirely into the broader Sears empire.
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