How dare Maclean’s publish a voice of reason in the debate about pension savings (“The RRSP scramble,” Cover, Feb. 1)? Thankfully, you gave pension expert Malcolm Hamilton the opportunity to proclaim what many Canadians have deduced, that raising a family and paying off the mortgage come first before considering extra pension funding.
John Turner has no regrets. Not, at least, when it comes to the 1988 federal election campaign and the vociferous battle he fought as federal Liberal leader against a free trade treaty with the United States. The concept, Turner said in an interview with Maclean’s last week, has never involved anything more than “phoney so-called free trade,” and was further flawed because it involved two countries when “it should have been multilateral.”By Anthony Wilson-Smith6 min
Once, Maple Leaf Gardens was the finest, squeaky-cleanest hockey arena on God’s crowded footstool, but that was during a 30-year period that ended when greed, still the greatest blight in pro sports, took over the elegant premises in late November, 1961.By TRENT FRAYNE6 min
In her long and stellar career, Dame Judi Dench has acquired an intimate knowledge of the works of William Shakespeare. The distinguished British actress has performed in so many of the Bard’s plays, in fact, that he is known in her household as “the gentleman who pays the rent.”
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