November 26, 1990

LETTERS 45
LETTERS

LETTERS

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.
THE LESSONS OF POWER 1617
CANADA

THE LESSONS OF POWER

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.
OPENING NOTES 1213

OPENING NOTES

Cher puts up a flawless front, Bryan Gold takes a run at Chrétien, and Tim Sobey slips through customs
A WORKING CLASS HERO 3435
COVER

A WORKING CLASS HERO

WALESA IS SET TO BECOME PRESIDENT
A second chance 6061
HEALTH

A second chance

Grappling with new reproductive technology
Looking south for a little inspiration 6869
MEDIA WATCH

Looking south for a little inspiration

Spicer should dump the dreams, abandon make-do-and-mend, and think how we are going to get a new style of government
‘We elected you, do something’ 1415
ANOTHER VIEW

‘We elected you, do something’

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.
BANKING IN BAD TIMES 4445
BUSINESS

BANKING IN BAD TIMES

CANADA'S THIRDLARGEST BANK DEFENDS ITSELF AGAINST INCREASING LOAN LOSSES
IN TYRANNY’S WAKE 3839

IN TYRANNY’S WAKE

EASTERN EUROPEANS EXPECT YEARS OF MISERY
Browsing through the books of 1990 5253
BUSINESS WATCH

Browsing through the books of 1990

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.
Monuments to money 7273
ARCHITECTURE

Monuments to money

Banks’ designs are telling social statements
The male bestiary 8081
FILMS

The male bestiary

Two Quebec movies mine the burlesque
Black and blue all over 1819
CANADA

Black and blue all over

Ottawa’s struggle to produce a Green Plan
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