When he stopped playing hockey after more than 17 years as a hardworking journeyman in the minor leagues, Don Cherry found work selling Cadillacs in Rochester, N.Y. That job in 1970 was one that Cherry, then 36, said that he hated. “Believe it or not, I was so shy I used to pray it would rain just to keep the customers from coming into the showroom,” he said.By MORTON RITTS4 min
In a musty, dimly lit room near the centre of the West Bank town of Ramallah, a small, quiet Palestinian Arab boy named Mohammed sat fidgeting with the zipper on his grey corduroy jacket. He had soft brown eyes and curly black hair, which he covered with a black-and-white checked kaffiyeh draped loosely over his head in traditional Palestinian fashion.By ROSS LAVER15 min
They sat on the grass in Kiryat Arba, a West Bank settlement town set in a biblical landscape of rocky hills, old stone walls and olive groves. There were two dozen of them, Jewish high-school students living just 30 km south of Jerusalem, but a world apart and a dangerous world at that.By BOB LEVIN14 min
If Canada is ever to become a sophisticated exporter, rather than just another Manchuria selling off its resources, we must evolve a new breed of corporate cats who can prowl the business jungles out there, free of the hidebound timidity that has traditionally held us back from becoming world-class traders.By Peter C. Newman4 min
It had the power to hunt and destroy submarines and it could blast incoming missiles out of the sky. Still, on the night of May 17 the uss Stark, a $260-million guided missile frigate sailing in the war-torn Persian Gulf, failed to defend itself against a surprise attack by an Iraqi Mirage F-l fighter-bomber specially armed with two French-made Exocet missiles.
On her way home from school in the early afternoon of March 31, seven-year-old Heather Borle was frightened because three American pit bull terriers were loose in the lane behind her house in Kamloops, B.C. She asked a neighbor, 71-year-old Sue Kitamura, to walk with her past the dogs.
June may be the most important month for the Mulroney government since the election that swept it to power in September, 1984. It will certainly be the busiest. Deeply troubled by their lastplace position in opinion polls, Tory strategists are planning a series of sweeping policy announcements aimed at convincing Canadians that the government knows both where it is headed—and how to get there.
About a dozen agreements have already been signed and scores more are close to being worked out. As the June 30 deadline for the deregulation of the Canadian securities industry nears, Bay Street brokerage executives in Toronto are scrambling to negotiate deals aimed at ensuring the survival of their companies in an industry suddenly dominated by large and powerful international players.
As the June sun climbed into the sky, burning the last wisps of morning mist from the desert, the Egyptian air force stood down from its daily dawn alert. At a dozen bases along the Nile Delta and the Suez Canal, President Gamal Abdel Nasser’s young fighter pilots stretched out in deck chairs to enjoy a coffee break.By JOHN BIERMAN6 min
Is anyone minding the store? The government of Canada is so busy trying to get itself re-elected that it’s not even watching what’s going on in the country. The Tories’ laissez-faire attitude toward the nation it was elected to guard is becoming rather ludicrous.By Allan Fotheringham4 min
When French President François Mitterrand steps down from his luxurious Air France Concorde in Regina this week, his hosts intend to take him to a nearby grain farm for a whirlwind tour. There, Saskatchewan Premier Grant Devine will likely chat about this year’s catastrophic drop of 15 to 25 per cent in grain prices—to their lowest levels since the Depression.
Time is running out in the Canada-U.S. free trade negotiations. The provincial premiers have been expecting Prime Minister Brian Mulroney to present a draft agreement to them in less than a month. But Canada’s chief negotiator, Simon Reisman, and his U.S. counterpart, Peter Murphy, are still discussing general principles on a wide range of subjects and have yet to produce any detailed trade recommendations, according to provincial officials.
Alexei Alexeievich Rodionov, 65, is a 23year veteran of the Soviet Union’s diplomatic corps. An economist educated at the U.S.S.R. Finance and Economics Institute, he has served as Soviet ambassador to Burma, Pakistan and Turkey. Since November, 1983, he has been the Soviet Union ’s ambassador to Canada, a country that Soviet officials have referred to as their neighbor to the north.
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