THERE’S A SIGN sitting on the desk in Leonard Asper’s Winnipeg office that reads, “Quiet: World Domination in Progress.” The joke is obvious to those who know the unassuming 43-year-old president and CEO of CanWest Global Communications.By JONATHON GATEHOUSE27 min
ANNE KINGSTON presents an interesting look into new family forms, as seen by author Cate Cochran. (“Upstairs mom, downstairs dad,” Home, Oct. 29). Cochran’s book Reconcilable Differences features ad hoc families with such arrangements as one divorced parent on the main floor and the other upstairs, with their children sandwiched in between them.
Being president of Indonesia is about more than just kissing babies and reviewing military parades—it’s a stressful job. So when he needs to relax, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono expresses himself through the magic of song. My Longing For You is a CD released this week featuring 10 of the former general’s compositions, many of which were written to relieve the tedium of being stuck on an airplane, flying from summit to summit.
When the final edition of the Book of Canada is written, in some distant future, 2007 might well be remembered as the year that the country even pretending to be a proper federation and began functioning along principles more akin to organized crime.
On Monday, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader was warmly welcomed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Parliament Hill, much to the chagrin of Chinese officials who called the meeting a “gross interference” in China’s internal affairs, and accused Harper of “disgusting behaviour.”
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