It was, as David Peterson declared, a victory “beyond my wildest dreams.” Resplendent in a blue suit and trademark red tie, expansive in his joy, he basked in the cheers of his home-town crowd in London, Ont., last week. As leader of the province’s first majority Liberal government since 1937, Peterson retained the Ontario premiership that he has held since 1985.
A saxophone wails a sultry background refrain as the camera pans along one leg, sheathed in washed-out blue jeans. The lens travels up a shapely torso to reveal a mane of blond hair and a face more familiar from news columns than from advertisements.By MARCI McDONALD6 min
For many Canadians, the economic recovery from the recession of 1982 has been slow and unremarkable. But for most people in Toronto, life is good right now. The windows of retail stores and restaurants—even in lower-income neighborhoods—are littered with Help Wanted signs because the city’s official unemployment rate is only 4.4 per cent, half the national rate.By PATRICIA BEST, THERESA TEDESCO6 min
At times it seemed like a papal tour. In the sunlit outdoor garden of the Villa Columbo, a Toronto senior citizens’ home, elderly men and women in wheelchairs formed a row to greet Ontario Premier David Peterson. Italian music played in the background.By SHERRI AIKENHEAD6 min
Trying to define the short story is like trying to determine how many grains of sand it takes to make a pile. There are stories shorter than a single page, there are stories longer than a small novel. Some are nothing but description, others nothing but dialogue.By ALBERTO MANGUEL6 min
It is called the Aozou Strip, a barren stretch of the Sahara Desert between Chad and Libya. Both countries claim it, although it has been held by Libya for the past 14 years. Then, last month, Chadian troops launched a drive to seize the strip.
For the past three years Canadian steel producers have regularly sent representatives to Washington for meetings with senators and congressmen. Their mission: to argue against restrictions on Canadian steel exports to the United States.
The recent blitz of Vietnam war movies on North American screens—from Platoon to Hamburger Hill—have at least one thing in common: none were filmed where the war took place. But now Vietnam has produced its own dramatic commentary on the conflict:By Brian D. Johnson5 min
Laugh if you must—it’s not the first time I’ve been ridiculed— but the way our political universe is unfolding, the Rhinoceros Party of Canada could give us one big smiling surprise in the next federal election. Go ahead, giggle. You might feel better.By Stewart MacLeod5 min
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