Semimythical Canada, that cold, wild land of moose and Mounties, remains lodged in the minds of some Americans. At least that is what many Canadian tourism officials say. As a result, Ottawa is spending $15 million this year on advertising designed to amend that myth, to convince Americans that “The World Next Door” is also sophisticated and swinging—even sexy— and, best of all, that it is the home of a spectacular party by the Pacific, Expo 86.
The B.C. Pavilion’s patrons line up in a manmade forest that includes 40-foot cedars, planted especially for the fair. The pavilion’s attractions include a fastmoving film about the province’s natural wonders, not recommended for those who suffer from motion sickness.
W e're living through one of the greatest periods of oppor tunity we've ever experi enced-but we won't know it until we've passed through and are looking back on what's been happening." That verdict, from James Gray, executive vice-president of Canadian Hunter Ex ploration Ltd.By Peter C. Newman4 min
In her comfortable Charlottetown home, Eileen McMillan looks back and recalls the childhood of her precocious, somewhat sickly, set of twins, Tom and Charles. “I would have sold them for 25 cents at times when they were bad little boys,” she says.
The stately banks that line Zurich’s prestigious business strip, the Bahnhofstrasse, are renowned for their financial soundness, their towering international status —and their secrecy. For decades Switzerland has assured depositors that a numbered account in the nation’s banks guaranteed privacy.By PETER LEWIS4 min
For millions of Poles he was a legend, the man who had evaded capture since Polish leader Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski declared martial law in December, 1981, and ended a groundswell of popular unrest that swept the country five years ago. But on Saturday, May 31, Polish authorities finally arrested Zbigniew Bujak, a leader of the banned trade union Solidarity, the leader of Poland’s underground political opposition and the country’s most-wanted fugitive.
During the civil unrest that led to the overthrow of Chilean President Salvador Allende 13 years ago, a general strike by the nation’s truckers nearly paralysed the country. Now, the truckers are again preparing to 0 bring pressure to bear on the 1 government.
The request was an extraordinary departure from foreign service procedure. In his black diplomat’s suit and his black, chauffeured diplomat’s car, Canadian ambassador Allan Gotlieb set out one morning last week for an appointment with U.S. Commerce Secretary Malcolm Baldrige.
Almost no one notices Brian Mulroney’s dilemma. Brian Mulroney, mind you, has many dilemmas, the basic one being that he was born Irish. Which means that he wants to be loved—an Irish weakness along with moodiness, a quick temper, a gift of the gab and an excess of charm that makes that particular race so fascinating and so infuriating.By Allan Fotheringham4 min
The homemade banner fluttering in the stifling air of Mexico City proclaimed: “The World Cupcircus for the poor.” It was a bitter commentary on the staging of the extravagant global soccer tournament in a nation suffering 17-per-cent unemployment, 75-per-cent inflation and a draining foreign debt of almost $100 billion.By HAL QUINN6 min
With the help of such celebrities as Shelley Long, Donald Sutherland, Salome Bey, Alex Karras, Susan Clark and Lynn Redgrave, organizers for the second annual Telethon for the worldrenowned Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto hope to raise more than $1 million.By MARY MCIVER4 min
It marked the end of the old Bay Street style. The stunning announcement last week that two of the most radically different firms in the Canadian securities industry were merging was more than just a smart business deal. It was a recognition that the country’s investment industry no longer forms a clubby world, sheltered from competition.
There are about 20,500 AIDS victims in the United States and Canada, and all live with the grim knowledge that there is no cure for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. Sufferers die within three years of contracting the deadly disease. But U.S. researchers have recently disclosed two promising developments in their fight against the modern plague.By ANNE STEACY4 min
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