“One thing that’s absolutely clear,” said Sidney Robert (Bob) Blair, without even a trace of a smile, “is that we’ve beaten Arctic Gas, if that was the contest.” It was—to a point. Certainly Blair has won the first and most crucial pot in an eight-billiondollar pipeline poker game in which the ante alone had been roughly $180 million.By Robert Miller, GRAHAM FRASER17 min
Malcolm Muggeridge is arguably the most famous—and certainly the most articulate—born-again Christian this side of Jimmy Carter. In the last few years, his prolific pen has thundered against abortion, materialism and the decline of morality and has prophesied the imminent collapse of Western civilization.
Eurocommunism is a mouthful of a word which both the Soviet Union and the United States are finding difficult to swallow. It is an in-word, invented to describe a new version of Marxism which preaches obedience to the Western law of the ballot box and independence from Moscow.By David North12 min
Incredible as it may seem to our politicians, Canada has produced at least one individual capable of thinking and speaking for himself rather than letting the government do it for him. Bravo for Donald Creighton’s contribution to the Referendum Debate: No More Concessions (June 27). May the whimper of this babe in the woods be accompanied by a resounding shout from the rest of us.
The sleek little turboprop lazily circled the dusty airfield at Old Crow, before dropping and bouncing to a halt in front of the waiting villagers. The Lysyk inquiry had come to town. Chairman Ken Lysyk was happily settled into the copilot’s seat but not-so-comfortably dressed for summer 80 miles above the Arctic Circle, where the weather was as frosty as the greetings were warm.By SUZANNE ZWARUN6 min
It was a few years ago over a beer, where all great ideas arise. Ottawa journalist Frank Howard detected a new industry emerging in Canada: an industry dedicated to the feeding and flourishing of federal-provincial conferences on the constitution.By Allan Fotheringham5 min
Dulse, fiddleheads, screech, cod tongue— Maritimers are well known for their peculiar tastes. Not so well known is the fact that their independence extends to, of all things, baseball. At a time when the Montreal Expos and Toronto Blue Jays supposedly are divvying Canadian fans between them, Maritime baseball loyalties rest firmly where they’ve always been: south of the border, with the Boston Red Sox.By DAVID FOLSTER4 min
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