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HOH goes to Madonna; and Simpson, Adams, and Brown all release books

Photograph by Jean-Marc Carisse
HOH goes to Madonna: The tickets were expensive ($165 for nosebleeds), the opening act took too long, and she didn't do an encore, but the Madonna concert at the Scotiabank Place on Sept. 10 was amazing, and HOH was there. It was by far the best show HOH has seen, even if the Material Girl did not sing some of her older hits. With 12 studio albums and a more than 30-year career, Madonna could be forgiven. After waiting for more than two and a half hours, the MDNA tour opened with a theatrical rendition of Girl Gone Wild, to which the sold out crowd of 15,000 fans danced. The hour and 45 minute show featured favourites such as Vogue, Express Yourself and Papa Don't Preach to newer hits Give Me All Your Luvin, Turn on the Radio and Human Nature. The show wrapped up with a lively Like a Prayer and Celebration. It was over. As the Ottawa fans began streaming out, less than a minute later the house lights came on and HOH was left cheering by herself for an encore. Despite the lack of energy Ottawa is known for at concerts (and hockey games!), there is no denying that at 53, Madonna's still got it.

Canada’s health-care system is a Chevrolet, not a Cadillac, as most Canadians think, says Globe and Mail national affairs columnist Jeffrey Simpson in his new book, Chronic Condition: Why Canada’s Health-Care System Needs to be Dragged Into the 21st Century.

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HOH goes to Madonna; and Simpson, Adams, and Brown all release books

Photograph by Jean-Marc Carisse
HOH goes to Madonna: The tickets were expensive ($165 for nosebleeds), the opening act took too long, and she didn't do an encore, but the Madonna concert at the Scotiabank Place on Sept. 10 was amazing, and HOH was there. It was by far the best show HOH has seen, even if the Material Girl did not sing some of her older hits. With 12 studio albums and a more than 30-year career, Madonna could be forgiven. After waiting for more than two and a half hours, the MDNA tour opened with a theatrical rendition of Girl Gone Wild, to which the sold out crowd of 15,000 fans danced. The hour and 45 minute show featured favourites such as Vogue, Express Yourself and Papa Don't Preach to newer hits Give Me All Your Luvin, Turn on the Radio and Human Nature. The show wrapped up with a lively Like a Prayer and Celebration. It was over. As the Ottawa fans began streaming out, less than a minute later the house lights came on and HOH was left cheering by herself for an encore. Despite the lack of energy Ottawa is known for at concerts (and hockey games!), there is no denying that at 53, Madonna's still got it.

Canada’s health-care system is a Chevrolet, not a Cadillac, as most Canadians think, says Globe and Mail national affairs columnist Jeffrey Simpson in his new book, Chronic Condition: Why Canada’s Health-Care System Needs to be Dragged Into the 21st Century.

  
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Politicians, Candidates come out for Toronto Pride Parade, June 28, 2015 June 29, 2015

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On Sunday, Toronto didn't have to wait for the rain to stop for the rainbows to appear, or the politicians. Pictured here, federal and Ontario Liberal leaders Justin Trudeau and Kathleen Wynne, joined by MPs Chrystia Freeland, Carolyn Bennett, and Bob Rae. Candidates Bill Morneau, Salma Zahid, and Bill Blair were there, too.

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NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, really playing up the beard thing at this year's pride.

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Green Party Leader Elizabeth May alongside candidates Gord Miller, Mike Schreiner, and deputy leader of the Green Party of Ontario, Mark Daye.

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A first this year was a Conservative contingent actually walking in the parade. They were calling themselves the LGTBTories. Among them were MP Bernard Trottier, candidate for Toronto-Centre Julian Di Battista, and Status of Women and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.

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NDP Toronto MPs Matthew Kellway and Craig Scott, with Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and candidate for Toronto-Centre Linda McQuaig.

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Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett carrying the banner with the Women's College Hospital in the parade.

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In an appearance that has sparked some backlash among social-conservative Conservatives, MPPs Jack MacLaren and Lisa MacLeod marched alongside Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Leader Patrick Brown.

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