A ruddy-faced, action-oriented, diplomatexecutive, C. Peter McColough rules the five-billion-dollar Xerox empire from a futuristic headquarters deep inside the verdant reaches of Connecticut’s Greenwich County. The calm elegance of his outer office is enhanced by Picasso charcoal sketches: his inner sanctum has soft, mushroom-shade velvet sofas and four large palm trees.
Shades of Fleet Street! Recently Maclean’s readers were treated to a sensational cover story chronicling Margaret Trudeau’s concert-going habits—Margaret In Wonderland (March 21). Despite the moralizing tone of writer David Cobb, the article reveals that your magazine is not as superior to the New York and British press as you intimate.
Easter came and went with still no word from the Supreme Court of Canada on whether Ontario real estate developer Peter Demeter would be granted a new trial for the bizarre murder of his beautiful wife, Christine. Predictions of a decision by April were quickly revised to expectations of a judgment before the court’s summer recess.
The Trudeau government’s economic record, as even many Liberals will acknowledge, has verged on disaster. Never was this more apparent than in Donald Macdonald’s budget on the last day of March. When Pierre Trudeau assumed office in 1968, the unemployment rate was 4.8% and inflation was at 4.0% By the end of last year, unemployment had soared to 7.1% and inflation to 7.5%, with both figures still growing.
There is a great “cover-up” going on in Ottawa. It is not the cover-up of a Watergate or our own pale Canadian imitation, the Sky Shops affair; nor is it a cover-up restricted to the government, but one in which all parties, MPS and public servants participate.
The spirited, paunchy African general sat forward angrily in his chair. “There are 10,000 of them, mercenaries and rebels, inside Zaire who have entered to loot this region, to destroy our economy and our country. There are many Cubans and Russians with them.
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