Sometimes in politics, as the saying goes, you have to be good to be lucky, and lucky to be good. For a lot of people, the question about Prime Minister Jean Chrétien has always been whether he is both—or sometimes just remarkably fortunate. Supporters of the latter view might cite the manner in which the Chrétien government appears to be reaping the benefits of an initiative that it neither thought of nor initially supported.By Anthony Wilson-Smith
When Canadian Bonnie Fuller took over as editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan a year ago, she had some big shoes to fill—Helen Gurley Brown’s stilettos. Brown, now 75, had steered the New York City-based monthly since 1965, making it one of the best-selling women’s magazines in the world, famous for its curvy cover girls and its titillating sex tips.By TANYA DAVIES
Your RRSP is the best way to save for retirement. Money in an RRSP grows untaxed as long as it remains in the plan. Moreover, your contributions are tax deductible. To get a deduction for the 1997 tax year, the deadline for contributions is Monday, March 2, 1998.By Steven G. Kelman
So, what do we tell the kids? There are many reasons why Bill Clinton’s alleged trysts with Monica Lewinsky trouble Americans— especially American women. The idea of the President of the United States having sex with a young intern only steps from the Oval Office is bad enough.By ANDREW PHILLIPS
When Tom Stephens showed up for work on his first day as president and chief executive of MacMillan Bloedel Ltd. last October, he took along a psychologist. The new boss of Canada’s biggest forest products company was concerned not for his own mental health, but for the company’s.By JENNIFER HUNTER
When they put on their black tricorn hats and ceremonial red robes trimmed with white ermine, it is hard at first glance to tell one from the other. Even hatless, in workaday black robes, there is a unifying sameness to their courtroom demeanor, attentiveness and dress.By RAE CORELI
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