December 2, 1996

The Nation s Business

Peter C. Newman

COVER

Radical Surgery

COVER

Back home in Canada

Peter C. Newman 4243
The Nation s Business

Peter C. Newman

Can Yves Fortier be the next UN boss?
Radical Surgery 4445
COVER

Radical Surgery

Cuts in public funding imperil medicare’s future
Back home in Canada 7273
COVER

Back home in Canada

Hundreds of doctors are lured from Canada to the United States every year by extravagant promises of professional freedom and a lavish lifestyle. But some of those who become disillusioned with the American medical environment return to Canada—and in their ranks are Americans who trained in Canada but found they did not like practising in the United States.
Overstreched in Emerg 7475
COVER

Overstreched in Emerg

The scenes would never make the television series ER. Not enough breathless melodrama. No screaming and scheming and bedlam in the halls. In the real-life emergency rooms of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and The Buffalo General Hospital in upstate New York—two inner-city institutions separated by 160 km and contrasting healthcare systems—the traffic in human misery unfolds at a less frenetic pace.
The Mail 45
The Mail

The Mail

I am angry. I have stood by and watched all levels of government cut back essential services, thinking, “Well, it will be hard, but they must know what they are doing.” I was wrong. I depend on our national radio for indepth coverage of news, views and music that I cannot get elsewhere.
A Healthy Debate 7879
COVER

A Healthy Debate

The forum explores visions for the future
On a wing and a prayer 3435
Business

On a wing and a prayer

Canadian Airlines struggles to stay aloft—again
Changing mission 2627
World

Changing mission

Rwanda's refugee homecoming grounds a Canada-led rescue force
World NOTES 3233

World NOTES

The former Soviet republic of Belarus was paralyzed by a confrontation between President Alexander Lukashenko and the parliament. Lukashenko faced impeachment proceedings over a constitutional referendum set for last Sunday that, if approved, would allow him near-dictatorial powers.
Paying the price 1617
Canada

Paying the price

How a report plays on two native reserves
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