From Canada’s most notorious hitman to “meltdowns” in the Conservative party, we’ve selected some of the best long reads of the week on thestar.com. Sign up for the Weekend Long Reads newsletter to get them delivered to your inbox every Saturday morning. Big John goes six feet, 300 pounds, and is doing 11 years for armed robbery of a Hamilton bank. Here’s why a Pierre Poilievre victory in the Conservative leadership race may not be a givenOn the surface, the math looks obvious: Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre claims his supporters equal roughly half of the total number of people expected to be eligible to vote in the party’s leadership race. Over four years living in the Russian capital, I fielded the question countless times, writes Star reporter Allan Woods.
Source: thestar June 25, 2022 11:03 UTC