March 29, 1993

The female refugee: a fraudulent concept 89
COLUMN

The female refugee: a fraudulent concept

On a slow day, I read news releases. So it was that I came upon the March 9, 1993, missive from Nurjehan Mawani, chairperson of the Immigration and Refugee Board. Mrs. Chairperson, as it turned out, was celebrating International Women’s Day by banging on about Canada’s newly issued “guidelines on women refugee claimants fearing genderrelated persecution.”
A League Of Their Own 3637
COVER

A League Of Their Own

As she tunes in with an expected one billion other viewers to the 65th annual Academy Awards ceremony on March 29, Anne Templeton will have an ideal opportunity to ponder Hollywood’s ambivalent attitude towards women. This year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, whose 5,000 members decide the Oscar winners, has chosen “A Celebration of Women and the Movies” as the theme of its awards show.
The road to Corleone 2223
WORLD

The road to Corleone

Italians demand a crackdown on the Mafia
The gospel according to Paul Martin Jr. 3435
BUSINESS WATCH

The gospel according to Paul Martin Jr.

While the ears and eyes of the nation are glued to Kim Campbell’s every pronouncement and gesture, Paul Martin Jr., the putative heir to Jean Chretien’s tarnished crown, is touring the country, selling the Liberal party’s vision of a new Canada.
A costly coupling 3031
BUSINESS

A costly coupling

The Royal Bank and Royal Trust tie the knot
In California, the jig is up 4849
COLUMN

In California, the jig is up

There is before us, as we shovel the driveway and slip on the ice, always the California Dream. Blonde, carefree girls on the beach in March. Outrageous hunks on their surfboards searching for the ultimate wave. People in shorts and sunglasses headed for the office.
DESIGNING WOMEN 4041
COVER

DESIGNING WOMEN

When the conversation at current Hollywood parties turns to television, four names are likely to arise. All of them belong to women. Marcy Carsey (Roseanne), Linda Bloodworth-Thomason (Designing Women, Hearts Afire), Diane English (Murphy Brown, Love and War) and newcomer Beth Sullivan (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman) are the reigning creative powerhouses of the small screen.
Tropic of eros 4444_1
BOOKS

Tropic of eros

A feminist praises Henry Miller’s candor
Lasagna unmasked 1415
CANADA

Lasagna unmasked

Ronald Cross speaks out about Oka
Reducing pains 2829
BUSINESS

Reducing pains

There are few ways to shrink a deficit
Trading places 3435
BUSINESS

Trading places

Washington reopens the free trade deal
THROUGH WOMEN’S EYES 4243
COVER

THROUGH WOMEN’S EYES

FEMALE VISIONS THRIVE IN CANADA
THE DEBT BEATS 2627
BUSINESS

THE DEBT BEATS

Every year, as winter thaws and spring approaches, they fly north to Canada. Unlike their feathered counterparts, however, this migrating flock is armed with calculators, compoundinterest tables and sharp pencils. They are the credit-rating teams from major New York City debt-rating agencies, including Moody’s Investors Services Ltd. and Standard and Poor’s Corp., which descend upon Canada as the provinces release their traditional spring budgets and economic forecasts.
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