October 2, 1995

BUSINESS

Let’s make a deal

COVER

Star of the Sitcoms

LETTERS

LETTERS

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BUSINESS

Let’s make a deal

Baton moves a step closer to taking control of CTV
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COVER

Star of the Sitcoms

As Friends leads the Gen-X TV invasion, Canadian Matthew Perry is riding high
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LETTERS

LETTERS

The separatists say that Quebec has no place in Canada, that Canada is unworkable, and that it is not interested in the aspirations of Quebec (“ 'We the people,’ ” Cover, Sept. 18). Why, then, after a Yes vote would they even want to have a political and an economic union with a country that fits this description?
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COLUMN

One among millions in the cancer wars

We all have our stories, our personal legends. Maybe it was a war, or a parent’s death, or an early love. Time and retelling have smoothed them out by now, the way water polishes rocks; simple narratives, clear messages—we turn our pasts into Leave It to Beaver episodes.
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COLUMN

The dishonesty of the Parti Québécois

I am confident that a large majority of Quebecers will reject Jacques Parizeau’s cunning question in the Oct. 30 referendum. Even so, some may fall victim to the Parti Québécois’s dirty tricks designed to skew results in favor of the Yes forces.
STUMBLING TO THE VOTE 1819
CANADA

STUMBLING TO THE VOTE

Missteps by the Yes side mask the confusion in the Ottawa ranks
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CANADA

Inside an immigration scam

It sounded too good to be true—and it was. A delegation of more than 80 wealthy entrepreneurs from mainland China was coming to invest millions of dollars in Canada, and the group wanted to see Brampton, a city on the northwest edge of Metro Toronto.
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Canada NOTES

Prime Minister Jean Chrétien found himself dogged by an old controversy: did he or did he not solicit a donation of $25,000 in 1990 from one of the key players in the ill-fated redevelopment of Toronto’s Pearson International Airport? Testifying before a Senate inquiry, Jack Matthews, president of Paxport Inc., said he believed that his company’s proposal to privatize the airport was scuttled after the Liberals took office in November, 1993, because the firm had refused to contribute to Chrétien’s Liberal leadership campaign in 1990.
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WORLD

INSIDERS RUNNING OUTSIDE

Presidential candidates crusade against Washington
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THE NATION’S BUSINESS

Gil Rémillard: a voice of reason speaks out

Every society is blessed with people who become its touchstones, men and women who speak and act out of conscience and wisdom, instead of self-interest and expediency. In Quebec, one of those touchstones is Gil Rémillard, an ardent nationalist whose three books on constitutional law have become standard texts in Quebec universities.
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CANADA

The separatist gender gap

Why more Quebec women say No
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BUSINESS

The shock effect

Advertisers face a backlash over sexual images
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BUSINESS

UP IN SMOKE

Canada’s tobacco industry could be forgiven a gloat, even two. In February, 1994, after years of raising tobacco taxes at every opportunity, the federal government reversed course and slashed them by $5 a carton, a controversial but ultimately successful measure to curb cross-border cigarette smuggling.
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