October 26, 1981

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COVER

RICH VERSUS POORONE LAST CHANCE

Their view of the road is the same from their corrugated tin shanties, half hidden in jungle, the local people, Mexican Indians, watch the tarmac with fascination. Airport buses flash past, bound for the sugar-fine beaches and costly white hotels of Cancun.
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BUSINESS

Plodding toward a television revolution

Not very much, by any measure. Such has been the failure of Canadian television to be much more than an annex to the American networks that none of the saints and shysters who sweated through 15 days of John Meisel’s hearings into pay television took issue with Pat Ferns.
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DATELINE

Acute birth pangs of a new social order

Old certainties are being shaken in this land of extremes
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PEOPLE

It has been more than four years since CBC TV superimposed Mary Ann McDonald’s face over Parliament Hill on a Canada Day program and then miscued the music for her rock version of O Canada. “The song had been released as a single, but after that I never heard it again,” says McDonald, who has contented herself with acting ever since.
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THEATRE

Swords crossed on the Prairies

"Is the essence of being Canadian finding joy in second-rate drama?" This provocative question, posed only half rhetorically by Richard Plant of the Queen’s University drama department, articulated a ground swell of concern over standards and quality at the Canadian Theatre Today conference earlier this month.
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LETTERS

There’s gold in those test tubes
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WORLD

Menaces to a fragile peace

In normal times Geneina, just inside SuLdan's border with Chad, is a verdant oasis. But normality vanished with Libyan strongman Moammar Khadafy’s late 1980 intervention in Chad’s civil war. Since then, Chadian guerrillas backed by Egypt and Sudan have been harrying the Libyans, and Geneina has become the home for several thousand of the 22,000 refugees who have fled from the fighting.
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CANADA

Igor Gouzenko plays it again

The hooded figure of Igor Gouzenko, the Soviet cipher clerk who came into the cold, has sent shivers of suspicion through Ottawa for 36 years. Ever since he first defected with a grab bag of spy secrets, he has been whining about the ones who got away.
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PROFILE

Taking over the hot seat

Onetime radical becomes director of competition policy
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CANADA

After they’ve seen Paree

Tractors roll down streets and snarl traffic in the normally amiable little city of Owen Sound. It is one more defiant gesture by angry farmers in the heart of Ontario’s cattle country as they vent their frustration over the miserable economic conditions that are driving dozens of them into bankruptcy.
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