May 18, 1981

COVER

Making of a martyr

GUEST COLUMN

Hockey is missing the goal

CANADA

The spread of silent springs

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COVER

Making of a martyr

The IRA tightens the tension and reaps the reward
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GUEST COLUMN

Hockey is missing the goal

‘Children become gladiators playing out their parents' frustrations'
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CANADA

The spread of silent springs

The federal health department says it’s dangerous, but Agriculture Canada controls pesticides and hasn’t told farmers that captan may not be the safe, efficient fungicide they think it is.
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National

A new ploy to foil the big grab

Canadian business is the most concentrated of any Western industrialized nation. Meanwhile, the country’s merger and monopoly laws are the weakest. From that unsavory premise, the federal government is about to launch its third attempt in eight years to stiffen competition laws that have become, according to the government discussion paper obtained by Maclean's, “unenforceable.
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PODIUM

Less dollars and more sense

Foreign aid is wasteful, technically unsound and socially useless`
A quest to last and last and last 1011
PROFILE: GORDON PINSENT

A quest to last and last and last

Gordon Pinsent’s mind is on a dozen things—acting, writing, directing, casting, business meetings, interviews, his Mercedes that’s on the fritz. His eyes, usually described as twinkling, are not today, frequently darting back and forth over his warm, mildly cluttered study, as if checking for fast exits. The tele phone rings occasionally, and each time it does, even though an answering service cuts in after two rings, he tenses, ready to answer.
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FOLLOW-UP: HENRY KOWALSKI

Passing the hot potato

The hint of a happy ending to the story of Henry Kowalski (Maclean’s, Nov. 3, 1980) was premature, it seems. Nothing has changed in the six months since officials of the Ontario ministry of health agreed to review his case, and there is no end in sight to his confinement at Penetang.
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MEDICINE

New assaults on diabetes

An upsurge of treatment research raises hopes for a cure
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DATELINE: GEORGIA

Anticipating another 'Grapes of Wrath’

In the southern U.S. the family farmer stands at the brink of financial ruin
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LABOR

Class action suits take on strikers

Every few months, Claude Brunet, a 40-year-old invalid who has spent his life lying chest down on a rolling stretcher, is wheeled into a Montreal courtroom where he watches his lawyers argue the $12-million lawsuit he has launched under Quebec’s unique class action legislation.
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U. S. A

Barriers to dam a human flood

A joint committee of the U.S. Congress last week sat down to what is certain to be a long, arduous and unenviable task: reformation of the nation’s immigration laws. The existing statutes, it is unanimously agreed, are a kind of charade. The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), which bears the impossible burden of enforcement, lacks the manpower needed to restrict the annual flow of illegal aliens— now said to number about one million.
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RECREATION

When the carrousel starts whirling

Some deplore the candy-floss hustle, but Canada's frist theme park aims to coast ahead
Misgivings behind a show of unity 2425
WORLD

Misgivings behind a show of unity

Haig brings a message to the allies' liking
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