BEST EXPORT TO THE WORLD’S POOR
STEPHEN LEWIS Where do old politicians go when they give up the hustings? Law firms and golf courses. Not the former head of the Ontario NDP, who took his social democractic principles and went to sit by the bedsides of the sick and dying in the poorest places on the planet. He may sport out-of-fashion specs, but the United Nations special envoy for HIV/AIDS, who has seen way too much suffering, can make a stone weep with his lilting cadences and billion-dollar vocabulary. Good thing, too. Last year he pushed the feds to allow drug companies to export cheap generic AIDS drugs.“I want someone to explain to me why it isn’t called murder,” he said of Big Pharma’s unwillingness to share the meds. Send funds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation (www.stephenlewisfoundation.org).