December 22, 1997

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Inside the Kyoto deal 2223

Inside the Kyoto deal

A landmark agreement receives mixed reviews
Pages of holiday cheer 68_269

Pages of holiday cheer

'Tis the season to savor coffee-table tomes
Turning the screws 1415

Turning the screws

The First Ministers had barely tucked into their beef consommé when Alberta Premier Ralph Klein began to denounce the federal government’s betrayal. How, he asked, could Ottawa have dared to strike a deal on global warming in Kyoto, Japan, that completely ignored an earlier federal-provincial agreement on targets for greenhouse gas emissions? His fellow premiers leaped into the conversation, contending that once again Ottawa had made a unilateral decision for which the provinces would have to pay the price.
Passages 1011


Real-life wrestling 6667
Pop Culture

Real-life wrestling

Taking a break from his daily workout in the gym at his 810-square-metre, five-bedroom home in northwest Calgary, Bret Hart gingerly extends his right hand to greet a visitor. It isn’t much of a handshake. The six-foot, 235-pound Hart offers only limp fingers and no grip—hardly what one would expect from a five-time champion of the World Wrestling Federation.
The Mail 44_1

The Mail

Teen violence
The best new books of a bountiful season 3637

The best new books of a bountiful season

There’s a great crop of new Canadian books this year. Here are some of my favorites: Preston Manning: The Roots of Reform, by Frank Dabbs (Greystone Books, $27.95). The times cry out for an unemotional, balanced biography of Preston Manning, the evangelical populist who leads Canada’s alternate government—and here it is.
Chopper trouble 1213

Chopper trouble

Lobbying is clouding the choice of new rescue helicopters
Not just a toy story 3031

Not just a toy story

Vancouver’s Mainframe plans to expand its offerings
The tenure trap 6465

The tenure trap

For a school with neither students nor teaching staff, the Technical University of British Columbia has managed to generate an extraordinary level of controversy. The fledgling institution, slated for construction next year in Vancouver’s southeastern suburbs, is at the centre of a bitter dispute between British Columbia’s educational authorities and a growing body of academics, both in Canada and abroad.
The deadbeat Senator and the Silver Fox 7273

The deadbeat Senator and the Silver Fox

The unwashed masses of the nation, as winter’s chill sets in, are always in need of amusement. Something to divert their minds from icy side-walks, salted roads and the sniffles. There is a need for a laugh. And so, to our rescue, comes Senator Andy Thompson, our own delinquent deadbeat.
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