September 27, 1993

COVER/SPECIAL REPORT

IN SEARCH OF SOLUTIONS

THE MACLEAN'S EXCERPT

UNDER THE SPELL OF A MADMAN

COVER/SPECIAL REPORT

A DEBT HANDBOOK

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COVER/SPECIAL REPORT

IN SEARCH OF SOLUTIONS

The bus carrying the participants from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport arrived at The Briars late on a humid Friday afternoon. The group was greeted at a reception held in an elegant Victorian-style pagoda, complete with white columns and gingerbread trim—an oddly serene country setting for the sobering topic the group had been gathered to address.
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THE MACLEAN'S EXCERPT

UNDER THE SPELL OF A MADMAN

A new book examines the rise and fall of Rock Thériault’s cult of horror
A DEBT HANDBOOK 3435
COVER/SPECIAL REPORT

A DEBT HANDBOOK

Public concern about the deficit is acute, but understanding how Ottawa collects and spends money can be a challenge. Often, even the basic facts are in dispute.
‘ENOUGH OF BLOOD AND TEARS. ENOUGH!’ 2425
WORLD

‘ENOUGH OF BLOOD AND TEARS. ENOUGH!’

ISRAEL AND THE PLO SEAL A PEACE AGREEMENT, RUT PALESTINIANS IN GAZA ARE APPREHENSIVE
LETTERS 601
LETTERS

LETTERS

No laughing matter The illustration on the cover of your Sept. 13 issue (“Ready, set, go!”) of the five prime ministerial candidates is expressly appropriate: why are these people not smiling? Robert Nemeth, Calgary Yes, Canadians are grumpy about the election.
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COVER/SPECIAL REPORT

THE GROUP OF TWELVE

They came from all parts of the nation, with different ideas and backgrounds. The 12 citizens in the Maclean’s/CTVdeficit dialogue TOUGH were a determined group whose views were CHOICES shaped by their individual histories.
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CANADA

SEARCHING FOR SIGNS OF HOPE

Marc Porter is an undecided voter—but he is decidedly unimpressed with the two major federal parties. An executive with a Halifax-based insurance company, Porter believes that Liberal Leader Jean Chrétien “is dreaming” when he promises to bring bring back the “good old days” of low unemployment.
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COVER/SPECIAL REPORT

TOUGH CHOICES

At the imitation of • Maclean’s and CTV, the challenge of reducing the federal government deficit and restoring Ottawa’s fiscal flexibility
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COVER/SPECIAL REPORT

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE ACCORD ON THE DEFICIT

We are ordinary Canadians, brought together for the weekend of Aug. 20 to 22,1993, by Maclean’s and CTV to discuss the deficit situation in the federal economy. We are convinced that this deficit and the national debt, which is the accumulation of past deficits, is a major problem in our country.
Bourassa’s legacy 1819
CANADA

Bourassa’s legacy

Quebec federalists are losing a powerful voice
The perils of electing a new government 1213
COLUMN

The perils of electing a new government

Canadians are like shareholders in a gigantic $700-billion-a-year conglomerate. On Oct. 25, they will once again have an opportunity to choose their next chairman and board of directors. Unfortunately, Canada Inc. is a company with great assets but too many debts.
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