October 19, 1987

THE CASE FOR THE DEFENCE 4849
TECHNOLOGY

THE CASE FOR THE DEFENCE

Fergie Jenkins is one of my heroes. He was among the greatest pitchers in the history of major-league baseball—a rare Canadian star in this all-American game. In August, 1980, Jenkins had more than 240 victories under his belt. He was on his way to having a genuine shot at winning 300 games—which would effectively guarantee his admission to baseball’s Hall of Fame among the likes of Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb.
REDRAWING THE NATION 1415
CANADA

REDRAWING THE NATION

As most of Ottawa’s federal civil servants arrived for work on Monday, Oct. 5, a weary band of External Affairs staffers had just ended a marathon 24-hour shift. In all, the 20 writers, editors, translators and word processors had been asked to produce Canada’s summary of the free trade agreement.
DISAPPOINTMENT AND DELIGHT 2020a
COVER

DISAPPOINTMENT AND DELIGHT

Peter Nygard, a Torontobased manufacturer of women's sportswear, was angry and bitterly disappointed. From the beginning, he had enthusiastically supported the Mulroney government ’s free trade negotiations with the United States.
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Q&A: ROBERTSON DAVIES

A master’s sharp eye

With his thick snow-white beard and mane of white hair, Robertson Davies is an immediately recognizable figure. One of North America ’s most prominent literary figures, Davies, 74, is also a playwright and until 1981 taught drama at the University of Toronto, where he is still master emeritus of Massey College.
FEEDBACK ON FREE TRADE 1819
COVER

FEEDBACK ON FREE TRADE

Last week business leaders, politicians, artists and other opinion leaders were assessing Ottawa's free trade agreement with the United States. Excerpts of random interviews by Maclean’s Assistant Editor Cindy Barrett and Staff Writer Sherri Aikenhead:
Fleet Street’s shake-out 3839
BUSINESS/ECONOMY

Fleet Street’s shake-out

As the editor of the Daily Telegraph, Britain’s most widely read serious newspaper, Max Hastings has reason to be wary of new competition. When a rival daily, The Independent, appeared on the newsstands last year Hastings conveyed his congratulations to the staff of the new paper with a bottle of champagne, along with a wreath and the message:
Tapping a mine of female discontent 4444a
BEHAVIOR

Tapping a mine of female discontent

Women have seen the enemy— and it is men, according to the authors of several recently published books about romantic relationships. Indeed, many of the titles reflect that theme: Men Who Hate Women & the Women Who Love Them, Haw to Love a Difficult Man; No Good Men.
Walking on waves 45
LETTERS

Walking on waves

The big Liberal victory in Ontario may turn out to be David Peterson’s worst nightmare (“The big red wave,” Cover, Sept. 21). With that many seats, people are going to expect him to walk on water. The economic expansion is going into its sixth year, and auto sales are already slowing.
Nothing to fear but the fearful T413
COLUMN

Nothing to fear but the fearful

Back in the 1950s Samuel Reichmann sent his sons out from the family home in Tangier to live in several countries. Ralph Reichmann went to Canada and Paul Reichmann landed in the United States. After a few years the whole family reunited in Toronto and the rest is history.
The first decade of the TV MPs 5657
MEDIA WATCH

The first decade of the TV MPs

Among the misconceived enterprises I have been involved with, a notable one was the writing in 1972 of Canada's Parliament, a layman’s guide to parliamentary procedure. If Information Canada (R.I.P.), which commissioned the booklet, thought I was a master of the subject, it did not get the idea from me.
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