Conrad Black Maclean's Newsmaker of the Year

    Maclean's covers all the good, the bad and the interesting from 2007 in
    the annual Newsmakers issue, hitting newsstands starting today. Also,
    turn to for ongoing coverage of the Conrad Black
    sentencing and a comprehensive history of the man, the trial and the

    TORONTO, Dec. 6 /CNW/ - Even if Canadians think Conrad Black is getting
everything he deserves, one still has to stand back in awe at the
unconscionable sums sunken in to his investigation and trial, dwarfing those
that have allegedly been skimmed off his companies and into pockets that do
not belong to the famously abused shareholders.
    Conrad faces a cruel business in the months and years ahead. But he is a
resilient man, and the way he has comported himself throughout this ordeal,
which bordered on a nobility even his detractors grudgingly acknowledged,
suggests that he will survive whatever lies ahead, and makes him Maclean's
"Newsmaker of the Year." And, Maclean's, along with its readers, watch and
wait to see if the mighty will rise again.

    Maclean's marks the year's entrances...

    Michael Cera, Seth Rogen, Feist, Vitamin D, Jully Black, the Royal 22nd
Regiment in Afghanistan, passports required for the U.S. border, and other
notables that caught the attention of Canadians.

    ...and exits...

    Canada said goodbye - or perhaps, "see you later" - to proportional
representation, Denmark, the U.K. and El Salvador's roles in Afghanistan,
David Dodge at the Bank of Canada, religious faith without challenge, and
more, in 2007.

    ...2007's Political Yearbook...

    For who's "most improved", or, "most likely to succeed," turn to a
humorous take on Canada's elected elite, and where they fit in to the high
school echelon, according to Maclean's.

    ...and much, much more.

    From the year's most notable quotes, biggest comebacks, largest gaffs,
and smartest mergers, Maclean's has 2007 covered. For analysis of the year
that was, comparisons to 2006, the winners and losers that made this year
memorable, the Maclean's 2007 time capsule, a memorial to those we've lost,
and much more, look to Maclean's "Newsmakers 2007" special double issue, on
newsstands today.

    About Maclean's:

    Maclean's is Canada's only national weekly current affairs magazine.
Maclean's enlightens, engages and entertains 2.8 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

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