The group of about 100 demonstrators seemed oblivious to the blowing snow and bitter cold late last month as they marched sombrely through Toronto’s crowded Chinatown toward City Hall. As startled Saturday afternoon shoppers looked on, they chanted: “Death to racists.By ANGELA FERRANTE10 min
With the death of Chicago’s Richard Daley, Montreal Mayor Jean Drapeau is virtually the last of the big city autocrats in North America. Excepting the years 1957-60, he has ruled his city with unchecked authority since 1954. But the erosion of power that began with the creation of the Olympic Installations Board to bring the Olympic construction program under control has accelerated with the election of the Parti Québécois.By GRAHAM FRASER6 min
The dire event had been predicted for so long that when it finally materialized last month, nobody seemed especially distraught. Poised on the brink of an historic collapse, the National Hockey League’s ailing Cleveland franchise went begging to league governors for $600,000.By BOB DUNN, REYN DAVIS, RICH PASSIN5 min
Canada’s stockbrokers have for some time been coupling with and devouring each other with an abandon normally associated with obscure creatures that dwell at the bottom of the sea. Firms merge, take each other over, split up and die. The phenomenon is normally attributed to low volume, poor markets and shifts in the pattern of business, and will probably only get worse with the threat of lower, or even negotiated, commission rates.
There is a wispy quality to Joe Clark. You try to take hold of the image, the personage, and he is elusive. The fingers grasp, looking for something substantial, and instead waft through the smokelike wraith. There is nothing you can pin down, wrestle to earth, analyze, dissect, examine or massage.By Allan Fotheringham5 min
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