March 24, 1986

STRAIGHT TALK AT THE SUMMIT 1011
CANADA

STRAIGHT TALK AT THE SUMMIT

On Washington’s Pennsylvania Avenue, the spacious boulevard that links the White House with the alabaster-domed Capitol, the vista of U.S. government buildings is interrupted by a barren $5-million lot that has lain undeveloped for eight years.
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ENTERTAINMENT

Spinning a spell of cartoon magic

The film’s animated stars, a gaptoothed man and his cross-eyed wife, are deadlocked in a game of Scrabble. They both have nasty habits. As they play, she removes her eyes and rattles them around in her hand; he slices up the furniture with a saw.
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COVER

Montreal’s deadly new traffic in cocaine

For a gang with a reputation for ruthless efficiency, it was a curiously lax operation. Last November a member of Montreal’s biggest cocaine trafficking syndicate parked a rented Oldsmobile Sierra in the underground garage of a downtown apartment block, then walked off leaving the car keys dangling from the trunk.
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BUSINESS

The power of analysis

Last month CBC television reported that the federal government and four provinces had turned down a request from the Bank of British Columbia for an $800-million investment package. Then, Roy Palmer, a respected bank analyst with the Toronto brokerage firm of Alfred Bunting & Co. Ltd., made disparaging comments about the bank’s method of computing its $7.5-million net income last year.
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COVER

THE BATTLE OVER DEFENCE

More than two feet high, the red letters flash on the giant screen: “Is North America Under Attack?” About 1,700 feet underground, in a hollowed-out mountain in the Colorado Rockies, the commander-in-chief of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and his battle staff prepare to answer that question.
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MEDIA WATCH

Mulroney and the media hounds

Ken McCreath, CBC Radio’s national bureau chief in Ottawa, reported from Brian Mulroney’s postbudget swing through the West that the Prime Minister was seeking to escape the Ottawa press corps in hopes of faring better at the hands of a less critical regional press.
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AN AMERICAN VIEW

When E.T. goes to Georgia

A black writer and his wife went to see The Color Purple recently and left the theatre ripping mad. Oh, yes, the movie made them laugh and perhaps sniff a little, too, but any decent melodrama might have accomplished as much. Indeed, it was the surfeit of phony emotions and one-dimensional characters—of scenes too pretty and lines too familiar—that sent the couple into the street registering their objections with operatic gusto.
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BUSINESS

The pitch for an open trade policy

The goal was simple. It was to tell foreign investors that Canada wanted their ideas, their expertise—and their money. Last week 300 investors from 27 countries met for three days with about 700 Canadian executives and government officials at a high-level investment and trade conference called Opportunities Canada.
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WORLD

Bold steps in Brazil

Omar Marczynski was angry. Shopping at a supermarket in Curitiba, a city in southern Brazil, he realized that the store had raised its prices in defiance of President José Sarney's freeze. "In the name of President Sarney," Marczynski thundered, "I declare this supermarket closed."
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COLUMN

'And touched the face of God'

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