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March 4, 1996

Passages

Passages

Storm Warnings

Storm Warnings

WORLD

BECOMING A BRAWL

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Passages

Passages

SUING: Former Ottawa lobbyist Frank Moores, 63, for $35 million in damages from the CBC for its broadcasts on the so-called Airbus affair; in Toronto. The former Newfoundland premier claims the public affairs program the fifth estate wrongly accused him of “dishonest, corrupt and illegal” conduct in connection with Air Canada’s $1.8-billion purchase of 34 Airbus jets between 1988 and 1991.

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Storm Warnings

Storm Warnings

Political uncertainty and economic decline hit Montreal

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WORLD

BECOMING A BRAWL

Trade-basher Buchanan shakes up the Republicans

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COVER

The New 'Anglo Angst'

English Montrealers endure a winter of bitter discontent

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HEALTH

Dark days for the Inuit

Tuberculosis outbreaks revive memories of an earlier epidemic

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WORLD

A clash of visions

Two opposites fight a close election over the nation’s identity

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The Mail

The Mail

Your article on the Speaker of the House of Commons, Gilbert Parent, was effective in portraying a politician as a human being (“In the hot seat,” Canada, Feb. 19). At this time, the House needs a “referee” who will allow the passions of speech to flow freely, but have the patience and humor to not allow the debate to become more personal in the House than it has become outside it.

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BUSINESS

NORTHERN GEMS

Natives battle a proposed $12-billion diamond mine

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CANADA

A scandalous fresh start for the NDP

The Liberals ambush B.C. Premier Glen Clark

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Opening Notes

Opening Notes

It was not an auspicious beginning for the new $2 coin. Speculation about which nickname would catch on for the bi-metal coin with the Queen on one side and a polar bear on the other started even before it went into circulation last week. Toonie, twoony, deuce, doozie, doubloon, bear buck, bear back, and U.S. dollar were all gleefully tossed about.

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