Robert Sam Anson was a coliege student when John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas 12 years ago, and he remembers joining his classmates in a rousing cheer when Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald. In the years since, Anson, now 30 and an investigative journalist of some distinction (he is currently political editor of New Times magazine), has come to doubt the Warren Commission’s assertion that Oswald fired the shot that killed the President.By ROBERT SAM ANSON15 min
An enquiry into the ways and means by which David Barrett screwed it up
It is, one would think, one of the more difficult recipes in the world to concoct. How does a government throw away a near landslide mandate—38 of 55 seats—in just three years? It takes real imagination to devise such efficient self-destruction.By Allan Fotheringham5 min
For two days the medicine man danced, sang and called to the spirits of the dead. He had a problem to solve. In the 3,000member Ojibway reserve on the eastern end of Manitoulin Island on Lake Huron, death by suicide has come with frightening frequency. In the past year, seven of 38 families living in the tiny village of Kaboni have lost a son or daughter to a bullet from a .22-calibre rifle, a crudely made noose or a fistful of pills.By ANGELA FERRANTE5 min
To the average Canadian reserve Indian, the cycle is dismally familiar: unemployment, welfare, social breakdown. Work, if he can get it, gives him an annual income well below the national poverty line (per capita income of Canada’s Indians is only $1,500).By MANNY ESCOTT4 min
Well, a man can dream. My own dream is that the Canadian embassy in Washington will stop being so limp-wristed and start flexing the muscle of Canadian policy. When William Porter, the former U.S. ambassador to Ottawa, let fly with a few choice remarks on the occasion of his departure, our crew in Washington, who should have stood up and cheered this display of neighborly frankness, were apparently taken aback.By Walter Stewart4 min
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