As Canadians get ready to vote May 2, Maclean's magazine takes an
in-depth look at the amazing rise of Jack Layton-and other tales from
the campaign trail
Also in this issue of Maclean's, on newsstands now: Canada's Green
Companies 30 list
TORONTO, April 28 /CNW/ - Could Jack Layton be the next prime minister
of Canada? While that outcome is still unlikely, all the polls this
week showed substantial NDP gains, and some suggested a historic
watershed-the NDP possibly vaulting over the Liberals to become the
official opposition, a second-place finish for the first time ever. The
Conservatives, meanwhile, were somewhere shy of the 40 per cent of the
popular vote Stephen Harper would need to secure a majority.
But it's Layton's surprise that has changed the game, especially his
threat to Bloc Québécois dominance in Quebec. Despite his seemingly
last-minute rally, Layton is no overnight success, writes Ottawa bureau chief John Geddes, who explains just how Jack pulled off this campaign surge-and turned
the election into an unpredictable race that has Canadians really
Who is Andrew Coyne voting for?
As he considers who to vote for on election day, national editor Andrew Coyne weighs two key issues: the economy and the state of our democracy. His
own "ballot box question": Would the Liberals do more harm to the
economy than the Conservatives would do to democracy?
Is Stephen Harper a hologram?
This past week, writer Rick Mercer went out on the campaign trail with three party leaders, Harper,
Ignatieff and Layton, describing the assignment as a trip to the dude
ranch. Along the way he documents both the highs (Layton dominating the
polls in Quebec) and the embarrassing lows (Harper's teleprompter
Special report: Canada's green companies
Companies like those on the Aon Hewitt's 2011 Green 30 list lead the way
when it comes to making the environment a big part of business. The
Green 30 is based on how employees perceive their employer's
environmental efforts.This week, Maclean's not only lists the 2011 Green 30, but also features some of the ways
the companies have made the environment a big part of business, and
looks at some environmentally friendly ideas that could revolutionize
the workplace in the not-so-distant future.
A Sampling of the Green 30 (for a complete list go to www.macleans.ca/green30)
Electronics manufacturing services, Toronto
Co-operators Life Insurance Company
First Calgary Financial
Ivanhoe Cambridge Inc.
Property management and ownership,
Minto Group Inc.
Real estate developer and manager, Ottawa
PCL Constructors Inc.
Banking and investing, Vancouver
Whole Foods Market
Food retail, Toronto
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