This is a handy resource for keeping track of MP's voting records. Non-partisan and everything.
Novels bridge the cultural gap
This is an article about the suddenly increased popularity of books about the middle east, particularly memoirs and narrative non-fiction.
Worth noting is the comment on the second page that many of these memoirs are not entirely reflective of present-day Iran.
Weight-loss drugs make you sick
Skinny and rich
This one's no longer available without a subscription (curse you, Globe and Mail!), but it describes a study linking greater wealth to weight loss.
.... Ah. and here's another article about the study. This one has a few more details, and is a little more responsibly-written. It does actually suggest weight discrimination as an explanation for at least some of the difference. They beat me to most of the points I was going to rant about, so I guess that spares me some typing.