If René Lévesque represents, in the popular mind, the soul of the Parti Québécois government in Quebec, his finance minister, Jacques Parizeau, is its brain. Lévesque has given to the portly, patrician Parizeau, the job of devising an economic charter to guide the building of a sovereign Quebec.
It’s like watching a dog on the operating table licking the hand of its vivesector. Jack Gallagher, chairman and chief executive of Dome Petroleum Ltd., has just finished proving conclusively to a Tory conference that Canada must have the oil and gas his company is totally committed to finding under the Beaufort Sea, both for energy and balance of payments reasons.By Peter Brimelow12 min
Professor Douglas Verney’s Confederation Unworkable? Separation Unthinkable? Here’s A Third Choice (May 16) embodies questionable assumptions, bad history, false analogies, and a set of constitutional proposals that are completely impracticable.
One after another, the Commonwealth leaders rose to plod through prepared texts on the world economic scene. Canada’s Pierre Trudeau was growing impatient. As the floor went to the ninth speaker of the morning, Trinidad and Tobago, he interjected:By ROBERT LEWIS5 min
Man has been exploiting horseflesh ever since Black Beauty was reduced to pulling a hack for three square bales a day while his owner sat on his London derrière and pocketed all the gelt. We all know what the movie National Velvet did for Elizabeth Taylor—but whither the horse?By John Robertson5 min
The bearded man stopped gnawing his barbecued chicken leg and tossed back a paper cupful of lethal, homemade punch. “I reckon today has set the republic back 10 years,” he said. Around him, people who had not met in 20 years as next-door neighbors exchanged introductions and chatted away happily.By CAROL KENNEDY5 min
I remember it well. Seated on a 1939 curb in Regina (or was it Moose Jaw?) waiting for jiggling hours for a glimpse of King George and his queen and those glistening, sweating RCMP horses, an address tag around my neck directing the finder to ship me to Mother should I go astray—or run away to become an apprentice footman.By Allan Fotheringham5 min
Before the fractious Ontario electorate had its say, not a few Progressive Conservatives had everything worked out. Premier William Davis, 47, riding the issue of strong leadership in a time of national crisis, would win a smashing provincial majority in the spring.By ROBERT MILLER5 min
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