On May 28, 1971, a 17-year-old black youth, Alexander (Sandy) Seale, was stabbed to death in a park in Sydney, N.S. Seven days later police arrested his friend, Donald (Junior) Marshall, a 16year-old Micmac Indian who had had some minor brushes with the law.
For decades Canadians had seemed neither as unified nor as hopeful. On Sept. 4, 1984, a majority of voters in every province handed the Progressive Conservatives the largest parliamentary majority since Confederation, ending two decades of almost continuous Liberal rule.
In the general election on Sept. 4, 1984, a decisive 50 per cent of the Canadian electorate swept a lopsided Conservative majority into the House of Commons and placed Brian Mulroney firmly in the Prime Minister’s Office. The Liberals under thenprime minister John Turner won only 28 per cent of the votes, a record low for the party.By CARL MOLLINS11 min
The request from an unidentified buyer was a puzzling one. In July, 1984, Edward Hunt, the industrial commissioner for the town of Ingersoll, Ont., received a telephone call from a real estate agent with Pro Realty Ltd. in Toronto, 150 km to the southwest.By MICHAEL SALTER, THERESA TEDESCO7 min
The well-known Kennedy family features were instantly recognizable as the candidate bounded out of a station wagon to greet his supporters. Thirty-three-yearold Joseph Kennedy II, son of assassinated Senator Robert Kennedy and nephew of slain President John F. Kennedy, immediately put his boyish charm to work.By IAN AUSTEN6 min
The explosion took place at about 9:30 p.m. In the village of Souboum in the west African nation of Cameroon, Chai David Wambong had a sudden warm feeling. “I felt like I was drunk,” recalled Wambong. “The smell was like cooking with kitchen gas.”
At 11 a.m. in West Burlington, Iowa, the temperature was 32°C, the humidity an enervating 97 per cent. The living room of the nondescript brick townhouse near a noisy freeway seemed even hotter. The room was bare, except for a sectional couch, a 15-inch television set and an assortment of running shoes and dirty socks.By ANN FINLAYSON5 min
At a three-day meeting with his top cabinet ministers in St. John's last week, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney continued to draft policies aimed at improving his Conservative government's fortunes in the second half of its mandate. Before Mulroney returned to the capital, Maclean’s Ottawa Bureau Chief Paul Gessell interviewed the Prime Minister.
This has turned out to be a bust of a summer, what with the Statue of Liberty shindig and the latest royal matrimonials posing as events of substance. Lee Iacocca sold the statue like it was a Chrysler LeBaron and, predictably enough, by the Fourth of July, we had so much of Lady Liberty that one more milk chocolate memento in the form of a torch might have been enough to gag the entire republic.By Fred Bruning5 min
The leading candidate to succeed Gerald Bouey as governor of the Bank of Canada is an urbane, wry-witted Montreal money wizard named Michel Ferdinand Bélanger. Bouey will retire on January 31,1987. When I asked Bélanger, 56, about making such a move, the chairman and chief executive officer of Montreal’s National Bank of Canada replied: “If that possibility were to keep being mentioned until I am very old, I would be very happy.By Peter C. Newman4 min
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