December 1, 1986

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CANADA COVER

THE NEW JOE CLARK

It was the kind of incident that not so long ago would have sparked another round of Joe Clark jokes. Canada’s external affairs minister had mounted the podium in the baroque ballroom of Vienna’s Imperial Palace to address a crucial international conference on East-West relations.
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COVER

TRYING TO CHANGE 'THE WORLD IN MCHES'

External Affairs Minister Joe Clark spent several days in Vienna recently, representing Canada at a conference on human rights and East-West relations. On board the flight back to Ottawa, Clark relaxed, changed into a sweater and spoke with Maclean’s Ottawa correspondent Hilary Mackenzie.
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PRESS

The charge of the Canadian brigade

Brian Stewart was a CBC TV correspondent in London when the American network NBC set out early this year to hire him away. NBC News executives had seen Stewart’s reports on, among other things, the ravages of famine in Ethiopia, and they were impressed.
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BUSINESS ECONOMY

Britain’s new capitalists

Like most of her compatriots, British accountant Joan Loy had never invested in the stock market. But last year the 34-year-old Londoner saw a newspaper advertisement for shares in Britoil PLC, a state-owned energy firm that Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government was selling to private interests, mainly small investors.
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WORLD

Scorched-earth warfare

Out of a clear blue sky, three Soviet Sukhoi tacti cal bombers dived almost vertically to release their deadly loads, then swooped up again to clear the rugged peaks of the Hindu Kush mountains. As the bombs erupted in the Skandar Khel valley below, the sound of the strike rolled over the forested foothills like thunder.
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DATELINE POINTE-AU-PIC

Trouble at the manor

The black scarf of mourning droops from Raymonde Simard’s neck, almost obscuring the Manoir Richelieu hotel logo on her purple sweatshirt. For 12 years Simard worked as a chef at the stately summer resort hotel in Pointe-au-Pic, Que., and she still wears her Manoir Richelieu sweatshirt with pride.
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BUSINESS ECONOMY

After the Titan fell

Ivan Boesky’s Wall Street contacts were legendary, his 18-hour days frenetic and his profits from stock-market speculating breathtaking. He operated from behind a 160line telephone bank, watched his employees on television monitors and barked buy or sell orders into a microphone dangling over his desk.
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COVER

A new strategy on trade

It was a startling reversal of Ottawa’s strategy in its most important trade dispute—and it came at an unlikely time and place. After a 75minute evening meeting in Vancouver last week with the 10 provincial premiers, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney emerged with an announcement.
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AN AMERICAN VIEW

Big Mac attack on the Kremlin

Let history record that the march of human events may have come to a critical juncture one evening in Moscow last summer, when Ted Turner, the American television chief, found himself with a mighty longing for a couple of slices of pizza. Evidently, Moscow is not yet a city where the visitor can pick up the phone and order out for a large pie, half-mushroom, half-sausage, but we Americans are not so easily deterred.
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CLOSE-UP DOMINICK DUNNE

Chronicler of the rich

Seated in his small but elegant penthouse apartment in midtown Manhattan, Dominick Dunne speaks in a hushed, confidential tone about his recent trip to Paris. He dined at Versailles with the richest man in France, took in a lavish party hosted by an international socialite and culled some juicy gossip from a European prince.
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