In the manager’s office of the Winnipeg Convention Centre, Joe Clark and Maureen McTeer shared a buoyant sense of fun with their closest friends and advisers. Out on the floor, 2,406 Conservative delegates were lined up to vote on the subject of the Tory leadership review—and, indirectly, on the future of Joe Clark.
There was a time, not long ago, when watching television was a simple pastime. With shoes kicked off and converter at hand, the viewer had the easiest of choices— Bruno combing the beach or Archie chewing out Edith just one more time. And when the tube announced “Movie of the Week,” the choice was even simpler.
In 1973 a little-known group of oil-producing nations, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), flexed its muscle with a suddenness that sent shock waves throughout the international economy. In the midst of the Arab-Israeli war, the emerging cartel vented its fury toward Israel and the West by imposing a global oil embargo.
For a Catholic from Eastern Europe, your cover story on the soul-searching Catholic church in Canada is sad reading indeed (A Church Divided, Jan. 10). So many of the priests seem to have forgotten the meaning of the word “Catholic.” All their righteousness and compassion is focused on one-half of the world only.
With all the tantalizing complexity of a John le Carré spy thriller, Canada’s Great Trust Affair has entered inexorably on an even more labyrinthine course. In the Ontario legislature last week the Conservative government was attempting to rush through an extraordinary bill.By James Fleming, Carol Bruman5 min
George Corley Wallace, you old tease. How sweet it must be for the new governor of Alabama to count among his considerable accomplishments the snookering of a nation served by three major television networks, The New York Times and the Republican Party Truth Squad.By Fred Bruning5 min
The hallway outside Vancouver’s provincial courtroom 101 resembled a cross between a demonstration and an airport security check last week as 200 spectators—friends, family, reporters and simply the curious-lined up for the appearance of five people accused of terrorist activities and a sabotage conspiracy.
Late Friday night Joe Clark and the strikingly attractive Maureen McTeer stood behind blue curtains backstage at the cavernous Winnipeg Convention Centre. Standing stiffly in regimental fashion fore and aft were a small phalanx of party supporters.By Allan Fotheringham4 min
There was a kind of oldtime radio rhythm to Joe Clark’s crucial speech at the Conservative convention in Winnipeg last week as he kept insisting that he is everything his scrapbooks claim him to be. His cheeks made brave attempts to become jowls as he chewed his thoughts, calling on the tricks of a lifetime in politics to rescue him.By Peter C. Newman4 min
After the CRTC hearings for pay TV applications in Ottawa 15 months ago, Edmonton multimillionaire Dr. Charles Allard was furious. The normally reticent surgeonturned-entrepreneur broke his customary silence and fumed publicly about the eastern communications establishment.By PETER GORRIE4 min
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