In most cities with professional sports teams, fans have grown old waiting for a winner. But Edmonton, which shares the icy 54th parallel with Minsk and whose Eskimos of the Canadian Football League routinely win the Grey Cup, may be on the verge of producing its second championship team.By Colin MacKenzie16 min
For those with a taste for theatrics, the Tory leadership contest is a dramatic smorgasbord. Last week alone Ontario Premier William Davis said that he would not enter the race. Then, burglars stole $400,000 worth of jewels and other goods from candidate Peter Pocklington’s Chicago hotel room.
The Ontario Science Centre in Toronto is an improbable setting for an 11-hour dusk-to-dawn ritual based on ancient Egyptian texts. Still, Ra, the latest and most outlandish creation of composer R. Murray Schafer, opened there last Saturday and continues this week amid a flurry of divided critical opinion.By John Pearce7 min
Boisterous Social Credit supporters began filling the ballroom of the Hotel Vancouver hours before the final tally of returns from the British Columbia election. But the man they had come to praise—Premier William Bennett—was 240 km away accepting congratulations in his South Okanagan riding headquarters in Kelowna.By Malcolm Gray6 min
Although the annual income tax ritual may be out of the way for another year, in reality the taxes never stop. The average Canadian taxpayer pays in income tax the amount equivalent to his gross salary for the months of January, February, March and part of April.By Dian Cohen5 min
The world may never know what really happened in the depths off Scandinavia last week. Norway fired 10 underwater missiles in the direction of an “unidentified submarine” in Hardanger Fiord, and Sweden detonated mines in an attempt to disable as many as six similar intruders in its territorial waters.By William Lowther5 min
The timing could hardly have been worse for federal Economic Development Minister Donald Johnston. When the minister presented Parliament last week with an inspiring vision of Canada’s economic prospects, his optimism was abruptly contradicted by an internal document prepared by economists on his own staff.By Linda McQuaig5 min
Ontario Securities Commission Chairman Peter Dey calls “naïve” the suggestion that Conrad Black received special treatment in the Norcen investigation (Power in High Places, Cover, April 25). The article states that “the OSC would take no action if Norcen would make a binding agreement not to violate the Securities Act.”
For weeks the West German magazine Stern had trumpeted its sensational discovery of Adolf Hitler’s “secret diaries” and, in the ensuing controversy, remained adamant: their authenticity was beyond doubt. The Sunday Times of London scurried to purchase its own “world exclusive” and proclaimed that the diaries had been submitted to the “most rigorous tests” to establish validity.
The question perplexing the Atlantic Alliance this week seemed almost frivolous: who was coming to dinner? But the contentious two-star Paris feast was sponsored by U.S. Treasury Secretary Donald Regan as a rehearsal for the Williamsburg summit of seven industrialized nations later this month.By Marci McDonald4 min
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