Once again, there was the drumbeat of anger, threats that the confrontation could end in violence and the arrival of outside supporters to reinforce claims by the Lubicon Cree Indians to land. But this time there was a blockade of some 95 square miles of territory around Little Buffalo, Alta., northwest of Edmonton, which the Lubicon claim as ancestral homeland.By JOHN HOWSE7 min
During the free trade negotiations, government spokesmen, including chief negotiator Simon Reisman, consistently denied that Canada’s dollar was a subject of discussion. The issue was a sensitive one because the Canadian dollar is closely tied to its American counterpart, yet any suggestion that the dollar would be subject to direct American control casts doubt on Canada’s ability to manage its own currency.By PATRICIA CHISHOLM6 min
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