The big silver bus with the name John Crosbie emblazoned in bold blue capitals rolled along the back highways of southwestern Ontario last week, a strategic battleground in the fight for the Conservative leadership. Although he was far from his home turf, Crosbie was cheered by the constant parade of motorists who honked horns and peered out of car windows for a passing glimpse of the candidate from Newfoundland.By Carol Goar, Susan Riley14 min
Leah’s last name is Bradstreet. She is 28 years old. She runs her own successful restaurant in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. She is not a virgin—in fact, she is sleeping with nice old tempting home-town Bob as well as with Jakob, an exquisitely beautiful ballet star.By Anne Collins, Nicholas Jennings8 min
Margaret Thatcher finally came out of the political corner last week. After toying with inquiries about an early general election for weeks, the British prime minister succumbed and set June 9 as the date. Thatcher argued that the uncertainty had become “intolerable” and added, “Investment decisions are being held up because people do not know who will be the government in a year’s time.”By Carol Kennedy8 min
One year after the Falklands War political posters and antigovernment signs have replaced the blue-and-white flags and patriotic banners that lined the streets of Buenos Aires during the 10-week conflict between Britain and Argentina.By Douglas Tweedale7 min
I would like to congratulate Maclean’s for its courage in publishing the May 2 cover story presenting issues in Canadian taxation (A Big Budget for Business). Tension between left and right ideologies is worldwide. The interminable bickering between left and right at all levels of Canadian politics, however, is singularly unproductive and reduces our chances of finding creative solutions or compromises to the forces that divide us.
The hundreds of international investment experts converging on Toronto’s Royal York Hotel this week will have more than the rhetoric of high-powered speakers and a banquet of boneless squab to savor. The members of the U.S.-based Financial Analysts Federation are holding their annual meeting at a time when the headstrong performance of world stock markets has reawakened the investment business from its recent nearbankrupt condition.By James Fleming7 min
A dog decided to run for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. He thought he should inform party headquarters of his decision. Party headquarters had an office that was all in blue, with pictures of former party leaders covering the walls and one place where a picture was missing.By Charles Gordon5 min
Only days after an accord was reached between Israel and Lebanon, the Middle East seemed poised once more on the brink of war last week. Syria’s state-controlled press denounced the accord, declaring, “We expect the battle against this proposed agreement to be fierce and violent.”
The next thing some people want to know about Carling Bassett is how good will she be when she realizes how good she is. Some precocious performers are too young to be scared. They don’t recognize the load they’re carrying; such as Andy Moog, the cool young Oiler goaltender.By Trent Frayne5 min
In the downcast atmosphere pervading the back rooms of the federal Liberal party, an envious longing for the stale sandwiches and bumpy bus rides of a national campaign is palpable. “This is the Tory heyday,” said party policy chairman Lorna Marsden wistfully.By CAROL GOAR4 min
"I could be argued to be 20 years older than when I started this whole process five years ago,” says Victor Rice, the embattled chief executive officer of Massey-Ferguson Ltd., the comatose tractor maker that keeps threatening to revive itself.By Peter C. Newman4 min
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