Graphic: The Extraordinary Renditions – 54 Guilty Nations Since Sept. 11, 2001, the CIA has been accused of rendering 136 suspected terrorists to states such as Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Uzbekistan. The National Post takes a look into the allegations around the murky world of extraordinary rendition.
The month wasn’t all about Manti T’eo – just mostly. Sarah Lazarovic has a look at the highs and lows of the first month of the year, from Bieber’s Twitter followers to the rings of Downton Abbey: natpo.st/X0fmkx
Graphic: Follow the aid money to Canada’s ‘Countries of Focus’ Canada spends more than $5-billion annually on international aid, but where does that money come from and where does it all go? As Canadians debate aid to Haiti – just as the Caribbean nation marks three years since the devastating Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake – the National Post’s Kathryn Blaze Carlson and Richard Johnson trace Canada’s aid and explore life in some of our biggest recipient countries.
Back from the brink — the United States fiscal situation in 2013 America may have avoided a fiscal cliff this week, but Republicans are determined that spending cuts must happen in the future to bring the nation’s $16-trillion debt under control. So where does the U.S. get its money, and where does it spend it? Hopefully this graphic clears up any misconceptions.
Graphic: The state of religion in Canada A new Forum Research poll, commissioned exclusively for the National Post, shows two-thirds of Canadians are spiritual while just half say they are religious. The poll comes at a time when church attendance rates are dipping, when most Canadians say they do not consider religion important and when claiming “no religion” is a more common answer than ever before — less than 1% of Canadians ticked off “no religion” four decades ago, but according to 2001 census data, the latest census data available, 16% marked that box.
Graphic: Abortion in Canada — almost 100,000 documented terminations in 2009 The National Post breaks down the most recent complete numbers from the Canadian Institute for Health Information on abortion in Canada, gathered from provincial and territorial ministries of health, hospitals and independent abortion clinics (it doesn’t include fee-for-service abortion data because it’s of varying quality). While data from hospitals and clinics alone underestimates the number of abortions performed in Canada annually, for now it’s the best way to produce comparable Canadian data. Above is a look at the 93,755 induced abortions reported in 2009 (the most recent year for which data were available).
Graphic: The state of Palestine Becoming a non-member observer state at the United Nations may do nothing to change conditions in the West Bank and Gaza. The areas rely heavily on aid, poverty is rife, unemployment is high and living standards are low.
The state of adultery: Who’s cheating on who and at what rates? Researchers widely agree that the rate of female infidelity is rising — that women are increasingly willing and able to risk their marriage and step out on their husbands. The National Post looks at recent data from the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, & Reproduction in the U.S., and with the help of Forum Research Inc., polls Canadians on their opinions of adultery.
Election century The defining issues of the U.S. elections in 1908 and 2008 charted similar territory — a banking crisis, a loss of consumer confidence and a plummeting economy. With less than a month to go before the 2012 election, the National Post looks back at a century of election results and the issues of the day. (Graphic by Richard Johnson/National Post)