October 17, 1994

OPENING NOTES

OPENING NOTES

SPECIAL REPORT

The incomparable Storyteller

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OPENING NOTES

OPENING NOTES

BATTLE ON THE INTERNET His home is in a small coastal town north of Victoria, his weapon a rickety self-built personal computer, and his only support a meagre income from his job as assistant manager of a gas station. But on the ethereal ground of the Internet, 54-year-old Kenneth McVay is a warrior with global reach.
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SPECIAL REPORT

The incomparable Storyteller

In her latest book of short fiction, Alice Munro takes her talent to new levels
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COVER

Apocalysse Now

Mystery surrounds the violent deaths of 53 people linked to a bizarre cult
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THE NATION’S BUSINESS

Our choice: go broke fast, or slowly

The emphasis in Axworthy’s paper is on the need for individual responsibility— something very close to a user-fee democracy
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AN AMERICAN VIEW

The trouble with Jimmy the Generous

Carter’s absurd allegiance to morality is taken as sedition in many quarters, and, as much as anything, cost him the White House
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SPECIAL REPORT

Publish and perish

Despite a healthy literary culture, Canada’s book industry struggles
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COVER

Fire up above

A Swiss town struggles to understand
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BUSINESS

WARNING SIGNS

As the economy grows, is inflation a threat?
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CANADA

TAKING THE HEAT

Ottawa’s social program reforms spark a storm of controversy
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COLUMN

A woman’s place is in Parliament

When Audrey McLaughlin first entered the House of Commons, she sat watching the men bellow at each other in the farce known as Question Period. After several months of observing the posturing and insults, she was reminded of her favorite episode of the Murphy Brown TV sitcom.
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WORLD

“SWEET MICKEY’S' FLIGHT

A police chief abandons his troops as the old order falls
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“SWEET MICKEY’S' FLIGHT

Purple prose

A kiss-and-tell book exposes a royal affair
A deadily tradition 2021
COVER

A deadily tradition

Apocalyptic cults have flourished in the West for 2,000 years
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