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Maxime Bernier, Ottawa

Mad Max loses his marbles over diversity

Maxime Bernier's immigrant bashing wouldn’t be so offensive and worrisome if it were coming from some marginal political figure, but this isn’t some random, fringe member of the Conservative Party. He has been a long-standing member of Parliament, representing the Quebec riding of Beauce, has served in Harper’s administration for years, and came in a close second in the party's leadership race.

How I escaped a terrifying Greek wildfire

That afternoon we stood on her roof watching a cloud of smoke from a distant fire, grow closer, and the firefighters’ helicopters and planes began to fly right over her house, to refill with water from Kokkina Limonaki, writes Cate Whittemore. She called a neighbour who lived in the direction of the smoke, to offer her refuge.