As multimillion-dollar mergers and take-overs become commonplace front-page news in Canada and as an even larger share of the economy falls under the control of fewer and larger interests, the corporate giants of the nation's boardrooms find themselves facing an unlikely adversary.
They used to call it Locke’s Island, this ragged bit of land about a kilometre wide that juts breezily into the Atlantic Ocean on Nova Scotia’s south shore. Back in the days when the umbilical cord that tied it to the mainland was routinely covered by the tide, Johnathan Locke brought his family here from Chilmark, Mass.By Sue Calhoun7 min
If her landlady knew she was on welfare, Pam Inglis doubts she could have rented the small Toronto apartment she lives in with her four children. For Inglis—who is separated from her husband and taking courses to upgrade her Grade 8 education—the $275-a-month apartment was a find.By Ann Silversides6 min
As the CFL’s semifinalists prepared for their games in Montreal and Winnipeg last week, ominous clouds gathered over what many Canadians consider a vital institution and many others consider a long-crippled vestige of the past not worth preserving.By Hal Quinn6 min
America’s First Brother-elect, J. Neil Reagan, might have said last week that he has no plans to be another Billy Carter, but interviewers from Vancouver’s CJAZ radio station got a different story. By dialing U.S. voters surnamed Reagan at random on election day, Word Jazz hosts Walt Rutherford and Mark O’Neill turned up Reagan’s brother, a 72-year-old retired advertising executive, just as he was leaving his Rancho Sante Fe, Cal., home for the polling station.By Marsha Boulton6 min
Beirut. . . how does it possibly survive? The question is asked constantly by visitors to the war-battered capital of Lebanon, if only because you can’t walk 10 yards without bumping into a gun-toting youth. Guns are everywhere: in the hands of civilians, of hundreds of political militia, of groups vying for control of the streets, of Lebanese security forces, of the Syrian army, and of the shopkeeper who simply wants to protect his property.By Sean Toolan5 min
An Exercise in Failure (Cover, Sept. 22) reveals Trudeau and Davis as strange bedfellows, sharing, as they do, the same old bunk. ALTON R. DAHLSTROM, ROSSLAND, B.C. After listening to the bickering provincial premiers at the constitutional conference, one would get the impression that their aim was to splinter our central government into as many fragments as possible.
As Bishop Rivera Damas left his pulpit after mass—the pulpit once used by his predecessor, Archbishop Oscar Romero, assassinated by a right-wing gunman in March—a small cluster of journalists awaited him. In his homily, one pointed out, Damas had neglected to include the weekly death toll due to political violence.By Anne Nelson5 min
Looking up from his desk, the business executive is confronted with a toothy grin from a plump rainbow trout circling the tank just outside his window. Coffee break means donning an overcoat for a stroll through the tulips in the mall garden.By Mark Czarnecki4 min
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