The wording of your Nov. 12 cover story’s title is misleading (“What does Canada want?” Canada/Cover). The grammatical structure implies singularity when, in fact, our mosaic society dictates plurality. As long as we have a society made up of groups with labels such as English-Canadians, French-Canadians and first Canadians, we are going to be divided.
Rae in the Premier's office; ballet-opera house model (below): painstaking The manner of the decision, as much as its outcome, reflected the painstaking approach that New Democrat Premier Bob Rae has brought to his eight-week-old Ontario government.
You would think, after all these years of talk, after all these elections, federal-provincial conferences, polls, referendums, royal commissions, task forces, special federal committees, special provincial committees, special editions of newspapers, television panel discussions and Journal documentaries—you would think that more talk is the last thing we need to save our country.By CHARLES GORDON5 min
Brown Cows, Sacred Cows by Rodney Touche—The sleeper of the publishing year, this wonderfully wacky history recounts the agonies of a company trying to develop ski facilities at Lake Louise, Alta., when confronted with bureaucrats who have no agenda except to spin out the dynamics of delay.By Peter C. Newman4 min
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