August 11, 1986

MAVERICK POWER! 1011
CANADA/COVER

MAVERICK POWER!

He is a handsome, gregarious maverick who revels in controversy and blunt talk. He once performed a song that referred to then-Quebec premier René Lévesque as a “frog” and has suggested that welfare recipients should pick up shovels to earn their paycheques.
Bringing Canada’s soul to the screen 5253
ENTERTAINMENT

Bringing Canada’s soul to the screen

The morning sun cut through a ragged Newfoundland sky as Toronto film producer Peter O’Brian drove south from St. John’s. He was taking visitors to the location of his new film, John and the Missus, starring Gordon Pinsent and Jackie Burroughs.
The shaping of Limestone 3435
BUSINESS/ECONOMY

The shaping of Limestone

Towering above scrubby spruce trees in northern Manitoba’s rugged landscape, the 70-mhigh, manmade hill is visible from two kilometres away. Around the sides of the heaped mass of more than 400,000 cubic metres of rock, huge trucks and bulldozers shift loads of granite that are being crushed to make concrete for the Limestone hydroelectric dam.
A crisis in the Commonwealth 2425
WORLD

A crisis in the Commonwealth

If Secretary proved nothing himself else, Sir Geoffrey to British be a master Foreign Howe at absorbing abuse. Howe’s sevenday mission to southern Africa, officially undertaken on behalf of the European Community, was an eleventh-hour attempt to persuade the South African government to move toward ending apartheid—or face a new barrage of economic sanctions.
The horror of child murders 4041
CRIME

The horror of child murders

One of the worst nightmares for parents—a stranger kidnapping and killing their children—exploded into grim reality last week for a closely knit Toronto family. At 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, two boys walking near the Humber River discovered the nude body of 11-year-old Alison Parrott.
The roots of terror 67
Q & A: STEPHEN KING

The roots of terror

Maclean’s: Why did you decide to direct? King: I had been asked off and on for years if I was interested in directing pictures, and I really was not, except that a lot of movies had been made out of my books, and people kept coming up and saying, ‘It’s not like the novel.’ So I started to wonder.
Invading the nation’s bedrooms 89
AN AMERICAN VIEW

Invading the nation’s bedrooms

Determined to keep the empire from crumbling, a majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices recently proclaimed themselves squarely against the private practice of homosexuality. Their declaration no doubt will profoundly diminish the moral confusion and sexual rambunctiousness that so threaten the American nation and, for all we know, might even prompt the misguided to repent.
TURNING ADVERSITY TO ADVANTAGE 1617
COVER

TURNING ADVERSITY TO ADVANTAGE

William been in the Vander B.C. cabinet Zalm less had than two years, but it was long enough to make him the province’s most controversial politician. Standing with his cabinet colleagues, he was just about to address the 1977 annual session of the Social Credit party, meeting in downtown Vancouver’s Hyatt Regency Hotel.
GLOBAL NOTES 3233
Peace signals

GLOBAL NOTES

Four people were killed and there were allegations of ballot stuffing and vote buying. But in Thailand’s elections last week the incidence of violence and corruption were relatively limited as a record 61 per cent of the electorate chose a new government.
Fundamentally Lotus Land 5657
COLUMN

Fundamentally Lotus Land

Whistler realize, Mountain, is the sex, drugs you must and rock ’n’ roll capital of Canada. The ski resort 90 minutes north of Vancouver is the playground of the BMW, the sound of plastic slapping the bar tables drowns out the crickets and the Technicolor wardrobes constitute stretch-pant heaven.
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