December 21, 1987

CANADA/AN INTERVIEW WITH THE PRIME MINISTER

MULRONEY ON HIS RECORD

BUSINESS WATCH

The best and the worst of 1987

WORLD/COVER

A SUMMIT WITH STYLE

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CANADA/AN INTERVIEW WITH THE PRIME MINISTER

MULRONEY ON HIS RECORD

Maclean’s: Meech Lake, free trade and tax reform are an enviable record, but it doesn’t seem to rub off on you. That really must be a frustrating experience—especially for an Irishman. Mulroney: Well, not really. Mr. Broadbent, of course, leads the pack.
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BUSINESS WATCH

The best and the worst of 1987

It was a year of extremes. Onetime winners became losers; no one seemed safe from the acceleration of history that affected no group more than businessmen trying to cope with an unmanageable present and an unpredictable future. Here is a collection of some of the best and worst sayings, events, judgments and flotsam of 1987: Best reason for not becoming a lawyer: “I decided that practising law was the exact opposite of sex—even when it was good, it was lousy.”
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WORLD/COVER

A SUMMIT WITH STYLE

Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev was running an hour late for his final meeting with President Ronald Reagan last Thursday morning near the end of the historic summit. After Gorbachev had breakfast with Vice-President George Bush, Gorbachev’s motorcade sped down Washington’s crowded Connecticut Avenue.
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BOOKS

A dandy of decadence

OSCAR WILDE By Richard Ellmann
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CANADA

Celebrations for the ‘win-win’ deal

It was an emotional moment. After 19 months of stop-and-go bargaining with the Americans, Canada’s chief trade negotiator, Simon Reisman, last week handed Prime Minister Brian Mulroney three looseleaf binders containing the final text of a free trade agreement with the United States.
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BOOKS

The guru of pop culture

LETTERS OF MARSHALL McLUHAN Selected and edited by Matie Molinaro, Corinne McLuhan and William Toye
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CLOSE-UP

The face of the news

Knowlton Nash was gleeful as he recalled the visit two days earlier of grandsons Robert, 2, and Jesse, 5. “Robert sleeps in the cupboard in my room—he loves it in there,” recounted Nash, 60, lounging in his sixth-floor apartment overlooking Toronto’s downtown.
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COVER

IRREPRESSIBLE RAISA

At the National Academy of Sciences in central Washington last Tuesday, a group of Soviet and American officials waited patiently beside a statue of Albert Einstein. A few blocks away, at the Lincoln Memorial, about 100 reporters and cameramen were also waiting.
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PEOPLE

A glittery champagne-and-smokedsalmon reception set the stage before the second annual Gemini Awards in Toronto on Dec. 9. The party brought together stars and producers to celebrate the best of Canadian English-language TV. While CTV’s police show Night Heat, also broadcast in 32 countries including the United States, captured the award for best dramatic series and TV Guide’s most popular program award, the best acting awards in the dramatic series category went to the stars of Global Television Network’s Adderly and CBC’s Street Legal.
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MEDIA WATCH

Conflicts and credibility gaps

Chief Justice William D. Parker of the Supreme Court of Ontario found a serious defect in Ottawa’s rules on conflict of interest to be the lack of a definition of conflict of interest. As a result he devised his own. A real conflict of interest, he said, denotes a situation in which a minister knows of a private economic interest that is sufficient to influence the exercise of his public duties and responsibilities.
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