October 25, 1993

The crusader 1415
COVER

The crusader

Preston Manning gets set to take on Ottawa
On the record 2223
COVER

On the record

Maclean’s puts 10 key questions to each of the five major party leaders
The return of the big deal in mergers 3435
BUSINESS

The return of the big deal in mergers

The deals evoke heady images of the 1980s—corporate raiders in Italian suits, junk-bond wizards being led off to jail, and giant, once-invincible companies being bought and broken up. Certainly the numbers— over $40 billion in mergers and takeovers in little more than a month in New York City and Toronto—would seem to indicate that big deals are back in fashion on Wall Street and Bay Street.
Read all about it: Halifax is hip! 5051
LIFESTYLES

Read all about it: Halifax is hip!

It is Friday, 10:30 p.m. and the place is wired. Under a purple spotlight, the lead singer of the high-decibel band Leonard Conan howls lyrics at the sweaty mass of young men and women jostling in the overheated darkness. The crowd is a jumble of goatees, lumberjack shirts, leather jackets, black-rimmed glasses, berets and thick-soled Doc Martens.
LEADERSHIP REVIEW 5657
THE MACLEAN'S EXCERPT

LEADERSHIP REVIEW

Conrad Black’s autobiography examines politicians
The way ahead 1011
COVER

The way ahead

After the votes are counted, it will be time to face the new realities
The new palace guard 1819
COVER

The new palace guard

It was the night of June 16, 1984, and disappointed supporters of Jean Chrétien were struggling to come to grips with his loss that day to John Turner in the race to succeed Pierre Trudeau. In an Ottawa hotel, Chrétien supporters gathered for a wake, many in tears.
DEATH AND DEFIANCE 2829
WORLD

DEATH AND DEFIANCE

ASSIGNMENT
Echoes of ‘the Irish Question’ 5859
MEDIA WATCH

Echoes of ‘the Irish Question’

I have been doing some reading about the Irish party in the House of Commons at Westminster in the 1880s. What that has to do with our current politics and the election, I am not sure—probably not much, but it would be more comfortable to be able to say with assurance: “Nothing.”
A FOREIGN AFFAIR 3233
BUSINESS

A FOREIGN AFFAIR

CANADA’S CREDITORS AERO AD KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON THE POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC SCENE AS THE FEDERAL ELECTION APPROACHES
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