June 12, 1995

Business NOTES 3839
BUSINESS

Business NOTES

The verbal jousting over John Labatt Ltd.’s future escalated, with the Torontobased brewer’s board of directors formally rejecting a $2.3-billion takeover bid from Onex Corp. of Toronto. Onex management railed against Labatt’s defensive tactics, which included a potential $150-million tax hit on broadcasting assets for an unwanted suitor.
THE SNEEZING SEASON 4243
COVER

THE SNEEZING SEASON

No one is quite sure why more and more Canadians are suffering from hay fever and other allergies
POP MOVIES 67

POP MOVIES

Top movies in Canada, ranked according to box-office receipts during the seven days that ended on June 1. (In brackets: number of screens/weeks showing.) 1. Die Hard with a Vengeance (143/2).........$1,435,130 2. Casper (152/1)..................................................$1,006,950 3. Johnny Mnemonic (123/1)..............................$958,000 4. Crimson Tide (150/3)........................................$906,590
THE MIDDLE WAY 1011
CANADA

THE MIDDLE WAY

Roy Romanow’s pragmatic politics play well in the heartland of Canadian socialism
Will Canada survive a post-national world? 4041
THE NATION’S BUSINESS

Will Canada survive a post-national world?

To American cultural entrepreneurs, the U.S.-Canada border is just an imaginary line on the map, like the equator
WHEEZING AND WORRYING 4647
COVER

WHEEZING AND WORRYING

Asthma affects growing numbers of people
HOLDING THE WORLD HOSTAGE 2223
WORLD

HOLDING THE WORLD HOSTAGE

The Bosnian crisis prompts threats from NATO
The end of interventionism 3435
BUSINESS

The end of interventionism

Troubled Ontario companies can likely no longer look to the province for aid
Decency, honor and the gun lobby 89
AN AMERICAN VIEW

Decency, honor and the gun lobby

The fund-raising letter was a beaut, all right, a renegade, incendiary masterpiece, and, by golly, it made George Bush furious
Big Bang versus a Big Being 1415
CANADA

Big Bang versus a Big Being

The thorny debate over teaching creationism in school resurfaces in British Columbia
The two faces of Karla Homolka 5051
JUSTICE

The two faces of Karla Homolka

Was she, as the Crown alleges, another of Bernardo’s victims—or was she a cold and calculating predator?
ACTION MOVIES 3031
BUSINESS

ACTION MOVIES

Edgar Bronfman Jr. says MCA will boost Seagram profits
Sow’s ear, silk purse 5657
FILMS

Sow’s ear, silk purse

The Bridges of Madison County is a better movie than a book
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