December 20, 1993

Can They Ever Be Friends? 1819
COVER

Can They Ever Be Friends?

Highly profitable pursuits 4849
LIFESTYLES

Highly profitable pursuits

By now, the story has become the stuff of legend, handed down from dreamer to dreamer in a heady haze of dollar signs. It was a rainy December afternoon in 1979 when roommates Chris Haney and Scott Abbott settled down to play yet another game of Scrabble.
THE END OF A BOUNTIFUL HARVEST 1011
CANADA

THE END OF A BOUNTIFUL HARVEST

FOR ATLANTIC CANADA, THE COLLAPSE OF THE FISHERY IS LIKE THE FREAKING OF AN ANCIENT, SACRED TRUST
Saints and sinners 5051
FILMS

Saints and sinners

The prospect of Steven Spielberg, Hollywood’s emperor of escapism, directing an epic about the Holocaust is, at first glance, alarming. Reality has never been his strong suit. Spielberg’s attempts at serious drama, from The Color Purple to Always, have been disappointing.
FARMERS UNDER FIRE 2627
BUSINESS

FARMERS UNDER FIRE

GATT THREATENS CANADA’S AGRICULTURAL POLICY
The Ties That Bind 2425
COUNTDOWN TO THE PULLOUT

The Ties That Bind

If the threat to Israel fades, will its friends still be as generous?
'LET A NEW AGE DAWIN' 1617
WORLD

'LET A NEW AGE DAWIN'

It was a deeply symbolic moment for both black and white South Africans. In the shadow of Cape Town’s majestic Table Mountain, and within sight of the spot where the first Dutch settlers put ashore 341 years ago, a multi-racial group of officials gathered in the former Good Hope Theatre last week to begin the difficult task of steering the divided society to its first all-race elections.
Yes, Prime Minister, but... 5051
MEDIA WATCH

Yes, Prime Minister, but...

Of all the politicians whose words I have read or heard, Pierre Trudeau takes the gold medal for inciting the greatest number of “Yes, but...” reflexes per 100 lines of text. His best-selling Memoirs contains just 23 pages on the great October Crisis of 1970, a subject I became engrossed in at the time, wrote a lot about and continue to be interested in.
Proclaiming NAFTA is a national shame 2829
BUSINESS

Proclaiming NAFTA is a national shame

BUSINESS WATCH
The new love affair with transnationals 89
COLUMN

The new love affair with transnationals

It is no longer enough for an enterprise to be better and more efficient than the enterprise across the street. Industries —and countries themselves—have to be as good as the most efficient competitor on the other side of the globe. This new reality has brought about one of the greatest attitudinal turnarounds of this century.
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