WHAT I AM presently surveying—aside from the most fetching collective of waitresses you can find a Mari usque ad Mare, guaranteed— is a cluster of seven delicate hand-cut butternut squash-stuffed ravioli, pleasantly drenched in beurre blanc, sprinkled with a little truffle oil and garnished with pine nuts and crisp-fried sage.By JACOB RICHLER
MIDWAY THROUGH LAST summer, when much of official Ottawa was away at the cottage, a revealing document landed on the desk of Canada’s top immigration bureaucrat, deputy minister Neil Yeates. Prosaically titled “Social and Economic Outcomes of Second Generation Youth,” the four-page memo showed little regard for the political correctness typical of government correspondence.By Charlie Gillis
Your June 7 cover story on the economy (“Say goodbye to the recovery,” Business) cites a staggering number of analysts, forecasters, chief economists, hedge fund managers, central bank governors and the like on the causes of, and possible remedies for, the current global debt crisis.
Q: Why are people shocked that Al and Tipper Gore are separating? A: People want to believe in marriage, and the Gore marriage was part of the national furniture. Starting in the mid-1980s, with Tipper’s involvement in the movement promoting warning labels for records [with explicit and violent lyrics], the Gores set themselves up as an iconic couple representing family values—significantly, from the left.By KATE FILLION
It was Warrant Officer Russell Arsenault’s day to be honoured for service in Afghanistan, but it was his two-year-old daughter’s moment in the sun when she decided to stroll the aisle at a presentation ceremony at Rideau Hall and talk loudly to some of the assembled troops.
Newfoundland: A group of Newfoundlanders is suing the federal government to save a pond in Long Harbour from becoming a dump site for mining waste. They claim cabinet changed the federal Fisheries Act in 2006 allowing small bodies of water to be used as tailings ponds, a decision, they argue, that should be made by Parliament.
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