December 18, 1995

Pages of beauty and fascination 8687
BOOKS

Pages of beauty and fascination

There is a something for every interest in the new crop of gift hooks
THE MAGIC TOUCH A REVERED STORYTELLER 9091
OBITUARY

THE MAGIC TOUCH A REVERED STORYTELLER

John Irving pays tribute to Robertson Davies
THE WELFARE WAR 2627
WORLD

THE WELFARE WAR

Protests over deep spending cuts paralyze France
THE BAN BUSTERS 7475
Backpack

THE BAN BUSTERS

A federal ruling on melatonin angers consumers
STORMING THE BORDER 3435
BUSINESS

STORMING THE BORDER

A growing number of western farmers oppose the wheat board’s monopoly on grain exports
NO END OF ANGER 1617
CANADA

NO END OF ANGER

A B.C. win over the veto, but the welfare war rages on
LETTERS 67

LETTERS

The two previous Ontario governments were content to give, give, give, which, in the long run, helps no one (“Wading into the welfare mess,” Canada, Dec. 4). In the midst of protests and angry voices, it is a pleasure to see that Premier Mike Harris has the vision to initiate much-needed reform that will make Ontario stronger.
Firing a ‘hooker’ is an employer’s right 1415
COLUMN

Firing a ‘hooker’ is an employer’s right

There is a world of difference between having a right to express a view and an obligation to give someone a forum for expressing that view
A fond farewell to ‘Rob’ Davies 4041
THE NATION’S BUSINESS

A fond farewell to ‘Rob’ Davies

'I have tried to love this country. I have given it my love, my hate, and my bitter indifference. But this raw, frostbitten place has worn me out.’
OPENING NOTES 1213

OPENING NOTES

Colleen Jones, the Halifax-based weather and sports reporter for CBC Newsworld’s Morning' News, has money problems—of a sort. Last week, the all-news network carried an item about the Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg striking the new $2 coin, which will start replacing the $2 note next February.
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