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hford owes us Holocaust survivors an apology.Nathan Leipciger, Toronto.Bad gun best bridesmaid dresses laws not unique to CanadaRe: The Thomas De Quincey School Of Canadian Gun Control, Rex Murphy, Feb.I am saddened to read about the authoritiesí abuse of power in relation to Ian Thomson, who was charged with unsafe storage of firearms after he fired three warning shots at assailants who were firebombing his home.these laws are simply enacted to act as a blunt object to use against lawful firearm owners in the mistaken belief that tightening the screws on them will somehow affect criminal activity or compensate for a failure of the mental health system.The nonsense that is occurring in relation to Mr.Thomson is being played out in Australia as well.When former prime minister John Howard introduced the National Firearms Agreement, he determined that self defence was not an appropriate reason to possess a firearm.I do however applaud your lawmakers for at least having the common sense to do away with the long-gun registry.I look forward to the day that our lawmakers also see that registration achieves nothing other then draining the public purse.Carlo Di Falco, Tasmania, Australia.Mea culpaRe: Dead Wrong On Guns/Suicide, letters to the editor, Feb.Dead Wrong On Guns, letter to the editor, Feb.Iíve just read the two letters commenting on my Feb.letter and the readers are quite correct in disputing the total number I used for the reduction of firearm-related suicides directly attributable to the firearm registry.for a 10-year period.The correct number is 300.I apologize for this inadvertent mistake but I am pleased that my numbers were disputed thus requiring me to return to the source and correct the numbers.Marlene Jennings, former MP and Special Visitor to the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, Montreal.National Post, a division of Postmedia Network Inc.All rights reserved.Unauthorized distribution, transmission or republication strictly prohibited.Jean Paul Gaultierís Amy Winehouse-inspired Couture collection pays tribute to the late singerThere is no mistaking the look of the first model at Jean Paul Gaultier s couture show Wednesday, the beehive hair and long bridesmaid dresses thick eyeliner, black skirt and brassiere visible under a white top.Amy Winehouse was a true style icon, Gaultier told reporters backstage after a show conceived as a tribute to the soul singer, six months after her untimely death.What she stands for above all, is uniqueness.Both in music and the way she dressed, she mixed a great many influences to create her style, he said.as well as bustiers and layered brassieres, mixing bold colours with black.and Winehouse s voice rang out only at the very end, blending with the sound of a cappella band on stage.Stars lined the front row, from the grande dames of French cinema Catherine Deneuve and Charlotte Rampling to the U.rocker Beth Ditto, or RnB singer Shy m.tailored to a woman s curves.Hand-crafted artistry was on ample display, in the thousands of pieces of glitter embroidery on a violet-blue coat, worn over a pleated white skirt and plant-green top made entirely from sequins.Purple pearl embroidery adorned a jacket, worn over an electric blue chiffon dress, while pointed-tipped bustiers were entirely embroidered with stones.the models returned without their skirts, revealing the sophisticated lingerie underneath, with a black veil over the face like Spanish widows.It s not a funeral, smiled Gaultier afterwards.They are happy brides.By Tasleen AdatiaMy cheeks are bulging with French chocolate cake and I look up just in time to see a parade of graceful sylphs walk across the white, raised runway in ethereal gowns and sky-high heels.As they take their places and smile archly at the crowd, aridiculously handsome man who appears to have rolled right out of a James Bond movie steps out and unfastens a clasp on each womanís dress.Clouds of sheer chiffon fall away to reveal matching lingerie in shades of pink, beige and gold.The girls begin to strut.Directly across from me an elderly Indian woman with a long coiled braid goes wild, cheering and fist-pumping.Amid these perfect complexions and tanned, toned bodies, I am acutely aware of everything bridesmaid dresses Iíve put into my mouth since 2005.Three hours earlier: It is Friday evening and I am standing in line to enter Canadaís Bridal Show at the behemoth Metro Toronto Convention Centre.The show opens at 5 p.yet at 4:30 there is already a lineup snaking through the lobby.The crowd is mostly women, but I spot some supportive fathers and grooms about; the former clutch their wallets suspiciously, the latter smile gamely.The women glance around, surreptitiously checking out each otherís rings.pretty much everything besides venue, which is the Museum of Nature in Ottawa.I want to have a nice wedding, but I am not a very good planner.Thatís how I came to be here, on the verge of total panic and cursing my procrastination, with my maid of honour, Lara.I have a modest budget (although I am not unaware that the cost of my wedding is roughly that of a university degree), a guest list of 160, and a vague notion of my vision for the big day: classic with a touch of whimsy, but most of all an open bar.are not actually helpful, but Lara, like the best friend that she is, reminds me that people plan weddings in a hurry all the time.I think of Britney Spears and Jason Alexander, and say nothing.The show is organized by category, but if there is any internal logic to the booth arrangement I cannot figure it out.I can only say that this is one-stop shopping at its finest: It is possible to literally plan and purchase your entire wedding at this event.We head up the escalator and right into the interior decor section.The place settings are lovely and I feel a sudden and deep longing for things I never knew existed, such as individual table chandeliers and bejewelled napkin holders.My resolve not to have fresh flowers at every table weakens with every step.I approach a woman from Leonardís Desig
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