January 14, 1991

WARS ON ICE 3637
COVER

WARS ON ICE

It was a swift, menacing and dramatic performance featuring two of the world’s greatest skaters, the bewitching German Katarina Witt and the handsome American Brian Boitano. She played Carmen, an earthy and sensuous gypsy girl, while he portrayed Don José, a gallant but love-struck soldier.
Real men do figure skate 4647
SPORTS WATCH

Real men do figure skate

When Kurt Browning was named Canada’s top athlete of 1990 the other day, some people wondered how the vote would have sat with Lionel Conacher, the old lion of Canadian sports the award was named for. Browning is the first figure skater to win the Conacher honor since its inception in 1932.
OPENING NOTES 89

OPENING NOTES

Farley Mowat takes the cake, Mandela embraces his heroes, and Playboy snares Margaret Atwood
Merging crystal balls 3233
BUSINESS

Merging crystal balls

The outlook for 1991: more hard times
Bracing for a flood 2223
WORLD

Bracing for a flood

Rumors of mass departures worry Eastern Europeans
Taxing culture 4849
THE ARTS

Taxing culture

Canadian artists voice fears about the GST
Sorting out truth from fiction 1011
COLUMN

Sorting out truth from fiction

A television producer recently invited me to debate free trade with a labor union leader, but I just wasn’t in the mood. Neither was anyone else and the debate never happened. This is hardly surprising. Free trade proponents like myself are weary of union leaders and others who spout maddening half-truths when it comes to free trade.
AT THE BRINK 2021
WORLD

AT THE BRINK

It was the last chance for peace, warned President George Bush. But Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein, still the cold, hard-eyed gambler, was clearly in no hurry to accept. He kept Bush, and the world, waiting for 24 hours last week before taking up Washington’s offer—a meeting between his foreign minister, Tariq Aziz, and Secretary of State James Baker in neutral Switzerland.
Facing the music 1415
CANADA

Facing the music

On recess, Tory MPs hear anger from voters
Bush-league, but extremely genteel 5253
COLUMN

Bush-league, but extremely genteel

The very best (and the only) way to start the first day of 1991 is to be on Seventh Heaven. In the early afternoon. After lunch. In the brilliant sunshine. Seventh Heaven is 7,494 feet above sea level, the most spectacular sight among the 82 ski runs on Blackcomb Mountain at the Whistler resort, 90 minutes, as the BMW flies, north of Vancouver.
A casting change 1819
CANADA

A casting change

Speculation grows about a cabinet shuffle
LIFE AFTER CALGARY 4041
COVER

LIFE AFTER CALGARY

KATARINA WITT ENJOYS A RICH FREEDOM
LOOKING OUT FOR NUMBER 1 4243
COVER

LOOKING OUT FOR NUMBER 1

KURT BROWNING DEALS WITH FAME
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