December 24, 2001

The Week That Was

The Week That Was

The Mail

The Mail

Canada and the World

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The Week That Was

The Week That Was

Rumours about the massacre have haunted Mexican politics for decades. On Oct. 2,1968, just days before Mexico City was to host the Olympic Games, student protesters and soldiers clashed in a bloody melee in the city’s working-class Tlatelolco neighbourhood.
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The Mail

The Mail

You have penned a most accurate picture of the spiralling debt problems facing many Canadian consumers (“The debt bomb,” Cover, Dec. 10). As a trustee in bankruptcy, I am witnessing an uncontrolled growth in personal debt. Retail competitiveness, manifesting itself in offers of no money down and no payments until whenever, zero-per-cent interest rates and the constant media bombardment of buy, buy, buy is frequently too much for consumers who have been conditioned to believe that more is better.
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Canada and the World

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The economy was always Paul Martin’s ally. Now it has become the enemy.
The big shrug 5657
Business

The big shrug

U.S. giants took over $35-billion worth of Canadian energy firms in 2001. So who cares?
‘ALL WE HOPED FOR’ 4849
Canada and the World

‘ALL WE HOPED FOR’

Washington releases a videotape of Osama bin Laden gloating over Sept. 11
TOYING WITH TRADITION 6869
Trends

TOYING WITH TRADITION

A retro theme runs through many of the season’s most popular gifts for kids
Fare for political junkies 7475
Books

Fare for political junkies

Recent titles can fill the holiday-season gap
Bullies in the woods 5859

Bullies in the woods

It will be a hollow victory if the United States and Canada finally grope their way to a framework agreement on softwood lumber this month. For Canada, it will mean bowing to pressure by amending its system of forest management under which firms lease Crown land by paying provincially set stumpage fees.
Sept. 11's silver lining 6061

Sept. 11's silver lining

Sixty years ago, Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Admiral Yamamoto managed that operation, but he thought it was a terrible idea. He told the ruling military clique that an attack on Hawaii would unite Americans in an all-out war against Japan that his nation could not win.
The next prime minister? 8081

The next prime minister?

The foreign ministers office has the best view in the nations capital, John Manleys huge corner office in the Lester B. Pearson Building at 125 Sussex Drive overlooking the grand sweep of the Ottawa River onto the Gatineau Hills of Quebec.
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