English-speaking Quebeckers—rich, arrogant, isolated from their French-speaking neighbors. This image of a minority pretending they are the majority has been a common perception among many Canadians. In this melodrama, we wear the black hats and are assumed by some to be the underlying cause of the present Confederation crisis.
At 37, Canadian artist Ken Danby has established himself as a master of realist painting, with an international stature that regularly brings his dealer requests from New York, London and European capitals. A 1974 article in the U.S. magazine Arts declared that Danby’s “realism is a triumph of technical virtuosity and clearly reveals his primary interest in utilizing and synthesizing all the formal elements of art."
Ontario Premier William Davis is like a Cheshire cat in repose. His feet are propped up on the seat in front of him as the small Beechcraft airplane takes him from Toronto to southwestern Ontario for a day of executive presence. He should be nervous.By ANGELA FERRANTE9 min
It was the last day of April, and in the Liberal party headquarters on Main Street in Rouyn. Quebec, Marcel Lessard, federal Minister of Regional Economic Expansion and veteran slayer of separatists, was trying to stir up the crowd. They were gathered to see Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, but he had just delivered a low-key speech and Lessard wanted to make sure the message was clear.By IAN URQUHART6 min
For Canada, the spectacular blowout of a North Sea oil well last month was much more than a drama on the high seas. It was an ominous prelude to two major Arctic energy decisions facing the federal government: whether to allow drilling for oil to continue in the Beaufort Sea and whether to build a Mackenzie Valley pipeline.By JULIANNE LABRECHE5 min
It is 14 feet long, flies at a mere 600 mph, and looks like a streamlined version of a wartime doodlebug. But there the resemblance ends. For the cruise missile is potentially the deadliest weapon in the United States’ arsenal. It carries a nuclear warhead equivalent to 200,000 tons of TNT, can be fired from the ground, from planes in flight and from submerged submarines.
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