In the end, death came to her bedside in as comforting a form as she could have hoped. For a long time, she had been unable to move her limbs, to embrace her family or to care for herself. Once active and self-reliant, now she had to rely on others for every need, even for the most intimate acts of personal hygiene.
With his white beard, he looks like an Old Testament prophet, and may soon start acting like one. David Anderson, 56, who as minister of national revenue is in charge of collecting the $116 billion in federal taxes and excise duties that will keep this country more or less afloat in the next 12 months, is an angry man.By Peter C. Newman
In less than 13 years, the unthinkable has become the unavoidable. On July 7, 1981, Lloyd Axworthy, then the brash and intense employment minister, raised the notion in the House of Commons that Canadians should work longer for fewer weeks of unemployment insurance (UI) benefits.By E. KAYE FULTON, MARY JANIGAN
While the United States huffs and puffs and threatens trade sanctions against Japan, Canadian officials are doing everything possible to make the men with the yen feel right at home. The latest example: a little-publicized decision by Ottawa to slash tariffs on hundreds of parts imported into Canada by Asian automakers.By ROSS LAVER
Svend Robinson may well be the only MP who could make a comment like that and get away with it. Robinson’s almost 15 years in Ottawa as the NDP member for the Vancouver-area riding of Burnaby/ Kingsway have been as much about protest as about politics.
Josée Chouinard was in a hurry. “Can we go now please?” she pleaded with the Norwegian bus driver. “We have to get to the Viking Ship by 2 o’clock.” The driver, like everyone else at the 17th Winter Olympics, was polite, but committed to his scheduled departure.By JAMES DEACON
Not long ago, Bossie Boshoff and Elias Maleka were sworn enemies, more likely to face each other with gun barrels than over breakfast tables. But now, they chat amiably over coffee at a training barracks in the De Brug army base outside the Orange Free State capital of Bloemfontein, sharing common hopes and problems.By CHRIS ERASMUS
The wisest man in Canadian politics is reviled, still, in half of the country as a devious, slippeiy practitioner of the trade. The previous wisest man in Canadian politics, Bruce Hutchison, who died in 1992 at age 91, once gave this scribbler some advice.By Allan Fotheringham
Historical romance For years, Toronto painter Charles Pachter, the artist who first scandalized Canadians 22 years ago by depicting the Queen astride a moose, has been snubbed by the country’s art establishment and his works have been left out of major public collections.
There was a time when Canadian Winter Olympic medal hopes seemed to ride entirely on the slight shoulders of a single figure skater, or on the distant possibility of an alpine skier coming out of the pack with the race of a lifetime. Perhaps a long shot would squeak into the medals in some European sport we had only vaguely heard of and understood less.By B. W.
Although it will not be released until May, the story is already generating the kind of buzz that booksellers love. On the parched plains of Somalia in 1952, a girl is born to a family of nomads. Like most young females in the Somali countryside, she must contend with circumcision and a lack of power in society.By DIANE BRADY
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