In the emotional, often bitter debate over abortion law in Canada, Montreal physician Dr. Henry Morgentaler has become a symbol for those who argue that the decision on whether to terminate a pregnancy should be left to a woman and her doctor.
The Allan Fotheringham column A Little Traveling Music Please . . . (September 6) was read here with considerable dismay. It is an example of biased comment that is damaging to an extremely significant industry. Tourism is the world’s fastest growing industry and it does require control to balance the ratio of permanent residents and tourists who visit heavily populated areas.
Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau was paying penance. He sat in a small meeting hall near Charlottetown listening to Prince Edward Island businessmen and farmers reel off complaints against his government: high energy costs, milk-production quotas, a doubling of ferry rates to the mainland, poor rail service.By IAN URQUHART6 min
Driven by fear of heart attack, the desire to be fashionable and attractive, the teasing of friends, or simply the determination to get back into a favorite suit or dress, hundreds of thousands of overweight Canadians suffer periodic “fat attacks” which usually lead to at least a temporary resolve to shed excess pounds.By JAMES PAUPST5 min
Touring Bonn’s modernistic new chancellery building last summer, West German leader Helmut Schmidt paused in front of his sparkling private bath and broke into a Cheshire cat smile. “Helmut Kohl,” he declared confidently, “can never be chancellor.By MICHAEL GETLER5 min
Trial by jury is an ancient right under English common law. So is protection against forced self-incrimination. Canadians have always enjoyed both rights when they found themselves accused of a crime. That they will continue to do so, however, is due in no small measure to the gritty performance last month of a Toronto trial lawyer named Arthur Whealy.By WILLIAM DAMPIER5 min
It is the best view in town—westerly of course—an eighteenth-floor perch, in a tower on the water’s edge, overlooking the sweep of the harbor and the bottle-green mountains rising on the other side. It is in fact the most expensive maildrop in the world, the supposed “headquarters” of the Canada Development Corporation in Vancouver.By Allan Fotheringham5 min
Of all conclusions now being drawn from last month’s Canada Cup, the least persuasive is that Canada once again reigns supreme in hockey. Anybody naive or chauvinistic enough to believe that Rogatien Vachon, Bobby Orr or Darryl Sittler have rescued the great Canadian game from all those barbarous imitators in Europe deserves a week in Murmansk with Alan Eagleson.By Michael Posner4 min
Laura Sabia, former chairman of the Ontario Advisory Council on the Status of Women, said she’d like to punch Earle McLaughlin in the nose. And, for good measure, she added, “kick him in the ass.” All on a national radio program. And across Canada women were being urged to close out any and all dealings with the Royal Bank, whose president and chairman of the board is the very same Earle McLaughlin.By ELEANOR WARD4 min
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