The Canadian Election, the Royal Wedding, and the death of bin Laden: Maclean's unveils its largest news issue ever with unique double 'tumbled' cover

Steven Harper cover heralds 54-page election special • Flip the issue over, and a second Osama bin Laden cover leads into special report from the scene of his assassination

PLUS: A 50-page commemoration of the Royal Wedding

TORONTO, May 5 /CNW/ - It was a big week for news, and Canada's current affairs magazine captures it all, from the pageantry of the royal wedding to the astonishing federal election and the startling assassination of Osama bin Laden. With a total of 182 pages—the most ever for a regular news issue—Maclean's this week has employed a "tumbled cover," where the outside back cover of the magazine is inverted and features a completely different cover than that on the front.   

The election: a nation turned upside down
Maclean's unequaled team of political reporters: Andrew Coyne, Paul Wells, John Geddes and Aaron Wherry, fresh from the campaign trail, give an inside report on what happened behind the scenes, what happened on election day and what may happen in the future given this unprecedented political landscape.

  • A new era: How exactly did Harper get what he always wanted? How did Layton take centre stage? How did Ignatieff and Duceppe get sidelined? Senior columnist Paul Wells reports on how it all went down, including the backroom manoeuvres, scandal management and sustained attacks.
  • A whole new game: National editor Andrew Coyne reports on the new power couple: the West and Ontario. The two have joined together in a surprising realignment of Canadian politics.
  • Where to begin? Harvard and massage parlours: Rick Mercer tries to explain the election to the world.

PLUS, much more in this 54-page special election report.

The Life and Times of Osama bin Laden
His terror attacks and ruinous legacy changed the Western world irrevocably As details are slowly emerging around his death and the compound where he was hiding in the military military town of Abbottabad, Pakistan, questions are being raised on why it took so long to find him, the future of U.S.- Pakistan relations and the uncertain fate of terrorist group Al-Qaeda.

Maclean's correspondent Adnan R. Khan spoke to neighbours of bin Laden about what they saw and heard that night. Plus, in a 32-page special report, Maclean's examines the life and times of the world's most hated terrorist—and the joy and anger his assassination has triggered around the world.

The Royal Wedding Commemoration
With more than 100 gorgeous photos and thoughtful analysis, Maclean's revisits this unique and happy moment in history, going inside the royal wedding, from the first invitation to the final wave.

About Maclean's
Maclean's is Canada's only national weekly current affairs magazine. Maclean's enlightens, engages and entertains 2.4 million readers with strong investigative reporting and exclusive stories from leading journalists in the fields of international affairs, social issues, national politics, business and culture. Visit www.macleans.ca

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Louise Leger 
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416-764-4125

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