Procreation goes patriotic as some countries try to boost flagging fertility rates. But should the state be meddling in the bedrooms of its citizens?
World, meet Canada
At 17, John Baird was putting up posters of Brian Mulroney in his high school civics class. His peers may have chuckled, but Mr. Baird’s having the last laugh. As Campbell Clark details in this in-depth profile, Canada’s foreign minister not only made it in politics, he’s changing the way Canada is seen on the world stage.
Faster, higher… richer?
How do you achieve athletic glory? Talent is just one part of the formula. Eric Reguly probes the connection between “money machines” and some surprising wins at the London Olympics.
One site, two uprisings
In 1837, a bloody battle at Montgomery’s Tavern became a key moment in Canada’s history. Now, a Toronto politician is leading an uprising of his own, this time to prevent the possible loss of a post office built on the site of the skirmish.
Changing the drug game
Already pinched, traditional pharmacies are struggling to compete as companies look elsewhere to cut back on drug costs for its employees. Marina Strauss looks at what Canadian drugstores are doing to stay in the game – especially now that a new type of pharmacy is starting to cross the border.
Don’t get snobby about your baguettes: some of Paris’s best eats can be found in lower-profile neighbourhoods. This travel feature has all the inside knowledge you need to find the perfect bistro off the beaten track.
Speaking of travel, these Canadians talked to the Globe about summer break. If you can’t go on vacation, reading about it may be the next best thing (or that’s what I keep telling myself…)
Get your summer fix, Toronto edition
And once you’re done reading about summer, how about taking advantage of the nice weather? Torontonians, take note: if you’re tired of the concrete jungle, the Bruce Trail is waiting for you to stop by and get your outdoorsy fix.
The art of war
They are among the most important people in Vancouver’s visual art scene, and they haven’t talked directly in years. Marsha Lederman explores two visions for the Vancouver Art Gallery – one from a powerful art collector, the other from the gallery’s director.
Not that kind of shag
Speaking English like the English takes a certain aptitude. Fortunately, Elizabeth Renzetti has a quick cheat sheet you should read before you head to the hair salon. Or the bar.