January 15, 1996

CAN CUBA CHANGE? 1617
COVER

CAN CUBA CHANGE?

Gone is the imposing sculpture of a hammer and sickle that formerly stood on the road from Havana’s airport. Today, there is a billboard for Benetton, that sassy symbol of Western consumerism that sprang up amid the tumbling Communist regimes of Europe in the early 1990s.
Business Moves in 2223
COVER

Business Moves in

With no U.S. competition, Canadian firms score in Cuba
Canada NOTES 1415
CANADA

Canada NOTES

After more than a week of deliberation, federal Fisheries Minister Brian Tobin is expected to announce his candidacy for the leadership of Newfoundland’s Liberal party—and the premiership of the province—early this week in St. John’s.
STOCKING UP ON A BUDGET 3031
BUSINESS

STOCKING UP ON A BUDGET

Cut-rate brokers are making it easier and cheaper than ever to buy shares
OVERDOSING ON ANTI BIOTICS 5455
Backpack

OVERDOSING ON ANTI BIOTICS

Doctors warn against excess use of germfighting drugs
A BLOODY BIKER WAR 1011
CANADA

A BLOODY BIKER WAR

An inside look at Quebec’s battlefield
Acting on the edge 5859
FILMS

Acting on the edge

Jennifer Jason Leigh likes to play the extremes
Running on the fast track to Atlanta 4849
SPORTS

Running on the fast track to Atlanta

Donovan Bailey begins a new year in the spotlight
CALENDAR 5657
Backpack

CALENDAR

Torchlight parades and relay races, plus classic concerts and a storytelling festival
An idea so good that it deserves criticism 89
ANOTHER VIEW

An idea so good that it deserves criticism

Although the millennium, from the earliest indications, is shaping up to be a huge pain in the neck, at least one good tiling will come out of it. That is the completion of the Trans-Canada Trail, a path across Canada, all 15,000 km of it, from the east coast of Newfoundland to the west coast of Vancouver Island.
A doomsday scenario for Canada in 1996 4647
THE NATION’S BUSINESS

A doomsday scenario for Canada in 1996

Lucien Bouchard could turn a provincial election into a decisive vote on the future of the country— and win with an overwhelming majority
OPENING NOTES 67

OPENING NOTES

The relationship between commercial TV and its sponsors is becoming more convoluted than ever. United Airlines and NBC for instance, have become particularly cozy. The Chicagobased airline offers the top-rated sitcom Seinfeld on many of its flights, free of charge.
Loose ends dangle from the Airbus story 5252a
MEDIA WATCH

Loose ends dangle from the Airbus story

Ministers who have tried to shuffle off responsibility onto their bureaucrats have been given a hard time in both Parliament and the press. Until now.
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