David Walsh is up to his nostrils in gold. The real stuff. He does not know exactly how much he has. But he does know that his Bre-X Minerals Ltd., the junior mining stock du jour, has jumped from $1.90 to as high as $170, that his geologists say Bre-X has struck an Indonesian geologists say an Indonesian gold find containing 30 million ounces “plus plus plus,” and that the thrum running through the company’s annual meeting in Toronto’s Royal York Hotel last week carried that number as high as 100 million ounces.By JENNIFER WELLS6 min
I thought it fascinating that the statistics on the increase of part-time workers between 1981 and 1994 proved what I knew already: employers are subsidizing their profits with Canada’s unemployment system (“Jobs,” Cover, March 11).
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