December 6, 1993

COVER

FIRING UP THE OILPATCH

SPORTS

Of skates and scandals

THE ARTS

The Gaelic revival

FIRING UP THE OILPATCH 3839
COVER

FIRING UP THE OILPATCH

Small producers are poised to withstand booms and busts
Of skates and scandals 5657
SPORTS

Of skates and scandals

New hockey books shoot, but only some score
The Gaelic revival 5859
THE ARTS

The Gaelic revival

In song, dance, and language, Cape Breton is rediscovering its old-country Celtic roots
Who's afraid of Naomi Wolf? 7071
BOOKS

Who's afraid of Naomi Wolf?

An author criticizes ‘victim feminism' and pushes for more women to pursue power
Work, not welfare 2829
WORLD

Work, not welfare

Lois McKnight has been “on and off’ welfare for the past 30 years. During that time she has struggled on her own to raise six children—two of whom are now welfare mothers themselves. It’s a cycle, she says, that is “hellish hard” to break, which is why the McKnights—and thousands of other poor families in Wisconsin— are now worried.
A NEW SUN RISING 2425
WORLD

A NEW SUN RISING

IN TRADITION-BOUND JAPAN, A REFORMER IS CHALLENGING THE OLD POLITICAL ORDER
A SPIRITED CITY 4445
COVER

A SPIRITED CITY

Letter from Calgary
UP IN SMOKE 1415
CANADA

UP IN SMOKE

Houses in the old eastern Ontario with automatic weapons fire. Bullets have ripped through the mill town have been sprayed doors of the city’s recreation centre, and in October a shopping mall was bombed. Last week, just as things were settling down in Cornwall, a powerful blast devastated the mall again—this time completely gutting the building.
BANKING ON LESS 3435
BUSINESS

BANKING ON LESS

CANADIAN BANKS CUT COSTS TO BOOST PROFIT
The Number Two 1819
CANADA

The Number Two

Two. It is a number Conservatives keep coming back to even as they began last week to think how they might revive their party. Two. The square root of four. One and another one. This, the party of John A. Macdonald, with two seats in the House of Commons.
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