March 11, 1996

Passages 1011
Passages

Passages

APPOINTED: Internationally acclaimed choreographer James Kudelka, 40, the new artistic director of the National Ballet of Canada, replacing Reid Anderson, who resigned in a dispute over government funding cutbacks; in Toronto. Kudelka, a Toronto-area native, first joined the company in 1972 after graduating from the National Ballet School.
JOBS 1213
COVER

JOBS

Government cuts and corporate layoffs create a national mood of in security
Blasts from the past 5455
MUSIC

Blasts from the past

Five veteran Canadian rockers recall their glory days
Canada NOTES 24d25

Canada NOTES

Speaker Gilbert Parent ruled that the Bloc Québécois should remain the official Opposition in the House of Commons. The Bloc and the Reform party both have 52 seats in the Commons, and Reform had argued that it should form the Opposition because the separatist party is not prepared to form a national government.
STORM OVER CUBA 2627
WORLD

STORM OVER CUBA

Washington gets tough after two planes are shot down
Showdown in Ontario 1819
COVER

Showdown in Ontario

The unions challenge the Harris revolution
Divorce, Chuck-and-Di style 40d41
ROYALS

Divorce, Chuck-and-Di style

The Queen begs for dignity as Diana agrees to call it quits
The ADD dilemma 4243
LIFE

The ADD dilemma

In most ways, Ian Sanders-Rifle is a regular kid. Me thinks some of his Grade 11 classes in Richmond Hill, just north of Toronto, are "OK" while others are “horrible.” His favorite sports are baseball and basketball, and when he gets together with friends, they indulge in the usual teenage pastimes—hanging out, watching TV.
Anger On The Waterfront 2021

Anger On The Waterfront

Atlantic Canadians fight for a way of life
MIXED SIGNALS 2223
CANADA

MIXED SIGNALS

As Prime Minister Jean Chrétien's government tried to evoke a new era of Canadian team spirit in the House of Commons last week, it was no coincidence that the one premier who came to listen was Captain Canada himself. Beaming down upon his former Liberal colleagues from the VIP gallery, Newfoundland Premier Brian Tobin was back in the arena he left in January not only to give moral support.
UPSTARTS IN THE AIR 3435
BUSINESS

UPSTARTS IN THE AIR

In the offices of Westjet Airlines Inc., frugality is prized. Showing a visitor around the boardroom of his upstart airline’s two-storey headquarters near the Calgary airport, Westjet chairman and chief executive Clive Beddoe shows off an 18-foot-long mahogany table that, he says, was originally valued at $16,000.
The Mail 44a
The Mail

The Mail

Bravo for finally putting someone with an abundance of brains and guts on your cover—Mary Walsh (“22 minutes for high schticking,” Feb. 26). Satiric comedy is a field in which Canadians truly excel. The cast of This Hour Has 22 Minutes makes us laugh and feel proud to be Canadian.
Even Great Ones get the Blues 4647
SPORTS

Even Great Ones get the Blues

Wayne Gretzky seeks one last Stanley Cup
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