In May 2006, Maclean’s launched the country’s first-ever national guide to medical care, focusing on services patients could buy. As we put the package together, we were astonished to discover just how many of these options were available.By ALEXANDRA SHIMO35 min
There used to be a time when taking on the Royal Navy was a bad idea. The force that policed the high seas through two world wars and protected the largest empire ever seen was for years the emblem of British national pride and pugnacity. Which is why it was particularly humiliating for many Britons to witness the spectacle of the navy’s finest peddling stories about their capture a couple of months ago by the Iranian Republican Guard to the newspapers.By MARTIN NEWLAND19 min
Q I brought you some back copies of Maclean’s. You’ve been away 87 years, I thought you might want to catch up. A: Here’s to the American eagle, that great noble bird. She spreads her wings over Canada, and sometimes drops a turd. Here’s to our dear old Canada, where our soil’s so deep and rich.
BRAVO, MACLEAN’S, for your cover story on the impending baby shortage in Canada (“Can we feed the need to breed?” Society, May 28). Writer Lianne George touched on several key issues, economic and societal, which need to be addressed before this situation will improve.
We came back to Toronto last weekend and very unsetding it has been. Unlike my husband, I am a creature of routine. Chicago routine is straightforward: get up at 5.45 a.m., leave for court at 8:25 a.m., pat-down by pleasant court security man 8:50 a.m., listen to nasty things said about us till 5 p.m., with a lunch break for one banana and a carton of skim milk (in lieu of the utterly foul Styrofoam boxes of fries, chicken and something weirdly yellow that appear in the small room set aside for defence counsel).By BARBARA AMIEL5 min
Last week, a photo was released of Cheney posing with his wife, Lynne, and their new grandson. His daughter Mary, who will raise her son with her lesbian partner, was not pictured. On Saturday, two days before Memorial Day, in what is on track to be the bloodiest month for U.S. troops in Iraq since 2004, Cheney urged 978 young graduates of New York’s Military Academy at West Point to prepare to defend freedom.
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