Boris Yeltsin engineered a comeback and won big— again. Communism lost— again. Now, the rest of the world can stop worrying about Russia sinking back into the past and restarting the Cold War. That is the shorthand message from Yeltsin’s convincing 14-percentage-point victory over Communist challenger Gennady Zyuganov in the runoff stage of the Russian presidential election last week.
With all the negative things going on, your cover story “Local heroes” (July 1) was great reading. Many people are involved in the community and their stories need to be told. Irv Wilson, London, Ont. Your “Local heroes” articles were a timely contribution to the national discussion of options in the current austerity, presenting proof (if any was needed) of the importance of individual volunteer efforts.
For a while, Doreen Belyea’s life was rosy. She had a young family, she and her husband, Jay, had good jobs, and they had just moved into a new house in Saint John, N.B. Then in May, 1993, the pain started. At first it was only Belyea’s feet—they would swell and cramp.By DAN HAWALESHKA6 min
Canadian bankers are generally a sour lot, secretive and uppity, heavily into the symbols of their economic clout, such as private jets and stretch limousines. John Cleghorn, chairman of the Royal Bank of Canada, broke the mould when he recently sold off the bank’s Challenger aircraft and bought himself a production-line Chrysler.By Peter C. Newman5 min
When French president Charles de Gaulle uttered his now famous “Vive le Québec libre” in Montreal in 1967, he set off a storm of controversy that still reverberates. Now, the one-year-old Quebec City national capital commission has announced that it will erect a bronze statue of de Gaulle.By BARBARA WICKENS5 min
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