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Eric Girard (Photo: Irwin Block)
Features

Éric Girard thinks he can win one for Harper in Lac-Saint-Louis

As a senior manager at the National Bank for some 20 years, risk assessment and management have been at the heart of Éric Girard’s work.

Some people consider euthanasia because they don’t want to become a burden. (Photo courtesy of stock.xchng)
Columnists

Legal Ease: Taking stock of end-of-life care

Until recently, it was a crime in Canada to assist others in ending their lives. Those grievously and irremediably ill and in pain could not seek a physician’s assistance in dying. A person facing this prospect had two options: take his own life prematurely, often by violent or dangerous means, or suffer until death occurred from natural causes.

Saturday-night shoppers crowd Jaffa Road in Jerusalem. Photos: Barbara Moser
Features

Commentary on Netanyahu’s “No” to a Palestinian state

Here is a selection of comments and opinions on Benjamin Netanyahu’s pre-election “no” to a Palestinian state under his watch in the current climate of regional chaos and violence, and his Likud Party winning the largest number of Knesset seats.

William St-Hilaire
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Blue Met literary festival hosts Huston, Diaz, Banks

by Gisèle Rucker The 17th edition of the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival, April 20-26, offers book lovers, readers, and writers alike, a substantial buffet: 260 events featuring celebrated authors from 12 countries, including 104 free activities for kids within its Children’s Festival. Novelist Nancy Huston of Calgary (Bad Girl), […]

Letter: Harper’s policies detrimental to our rights and freedoms
Editorials

Letter: Harper’s policies detrimental to our rights and freedoms

If Stephen Harper weren’t such a hawk for Israel, would you vote for him?

Waffle by Dvortygirl
Columnists

Flavour Guy: Creative cooking when the child moves out

I am looking for a new word, something positive for the emotional state parents feel when a child moves out.

Langlois family receives title ­Righteous Among the Nations
Features

Langlois family receives title ­Righteous Among the Nations

Néret, France — August 1942, Eugène and Alexandrine Langlois, and their daughter, Suzanne, received little Léon. They were honoured March 17 for their courage. Léon Rucker, now 77, lives in Canada with his wife, three children, and six grandchildren. Yet, in Néret, he was among family: His other family – […]

CD review: Fran Avni’s Kulanu – All of Us in Harmony
Reviews & Previews

CD review: Fran Avni’s Kulanu – All of Us in Harmony

This up-lifting recording of mainly new versions and re-arrangements of traditional synagogue prayer-songs will strike a positive chord with Jewish listeners familiar with their content and meaning.

Mario Rimbao (photo: Irwin Block)
Features

“Coach” Mario Rimbao enters battle for NDP in Mount-Royal

An epic battle is set to unfold in Mount Royal riding as the three major parties seek to replace Irwin Cotler, retiring after 15 years as its Member of Parliament.

Romance in Bruges and mussels in Brussels
Travel

Romance in Bruges and mussels in Brussels

This summer we explored Belgium and once again fell in love with Jacques Brel.