February 5, 1996

Fighting Back 1011
CANADA/COVER

Fighting Back

On the weekend before he planned to shuffle his cabinet, Jean Chrétien was tired but in a teasing mood. Visibly exhausted in the aftermath of a 12-day trip to Asia and a 13-hour time change, his eyes were puffy and he slumped gratefully into a plush chair, but he could not resist a traditional prime ministerial prerogative—to torment a reporter.
Canada Notes 2425
CANADA

Canada Notes

Amid widespread speculation about an imminent snap election call, Newfoundland’s sixth premier, Brian Tobin, was sworn into office. The former federal fisheries minister, who reappointed all 13 cabinet ministers who served under his predecessor, Clyde Wells, indicated that an election call was indeed around the corner as he urged Newfoundlanders to have “a rest this weekend and be ready for an interesting week.”
A TROUBLED CITY 2627
WORLD

A TROUBLED CITY

Tension rises in Hong Kong as its 1997 handover to China looms
Winter of discontent 4647
LIFE

Winter of discontent

One of them is a building cleaner who has not worked in two years, eats at a soup kitchen in north-end Halifax and lives at the YMCA. Another is a 35year-old Vietnamese immigrant, sheltering in a hotdog van from the Arctic-like Montreal night.
PEOPLE 5253
PEOPLE

PEOPLE

Looking to add some Hollywood glitter to its recent all-star game festivities in Boston, the National Hockey League staged a celebrity shinny match featuring, among others, B.C.-bred actors Michael J. Fox of Back to the Future fame and Jason Priestley of TV’s Beverly Hills 90210.
A mixed bouquet 5657
FILMS

A mixed bouquet

Lovers, thugs and visionaries light up the screen
World NOTES 3233
WORLD

World NOTES

A PAINFUL PEACE: A Palestinian man was injured when Israeli soldiers shot him with a rubber bullet while clearing a crowd of stone-throwing protesters. The villagers said a Jewish settlement beside their West Bank community of Habla was illegally annexing their land. Tension remains high between Palestinians and settlers who oppose the handover of land for peace in the area.
DOWN,BUT NOT OUT 3637
BUSINESS

DOWN,BUT NOT OUT

A kickboxing chairman plots Corel’s return to profitability
To the heart of the matter 2223
CANADA

To the heart of the matter

Walking through a cold drizzle in downtown Ot tawa last week, Lt.-Col. Paul Morneault snapped a smart salute as he passed Brig.-Gen. Ernest Beno, who quickly returned the formal display of respect. But inside the hearing room in the Vanguard Building, where the federal inquiry into the deployment of Canadian peacekeepers in Somalia in 1992-1993 has been hearing testimony since Oct. 22, the tension between the two men was palpable.
The Master Plan 1819
CANADA/COVER

The Master Plan

A draft for a new Canada goes before the cabinet
The end of a dream 3839
BUSINESS

The end of a dream

Molson jettisons a money-losing U.S. subsidiary
Back when players bowed before owners 5253
SPORTS WATCH

Back when players bowed before owners

Smythe told newsmen that any player who would consider getting married in midseason obviously didn’t have his mind on hockey
OPENING NOTES 67
OPENING NOTES

OPENING NOTES

Life is just about to become more complicated for Pat Poirier and other retailers in Nova Scotia. As part of a crackdown on tobacco sales to minors, Health Minister Ron Stewart says that in March he will unleash squads of undercover teens to test whether retailers are obeying the law.
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