At 7 p.m. last Monday, Progressive Conservative Party Leader Brian Muironey pulled up to the Parkview Manor senior citizens' complex in Trenton, N.S., in a black, air-conditioned Oldsmobile which has chauffeured him through his six-week byelection campaign in the sprawling riding of Central Nova.
The winds of war was well-done (Cover, Aug. 8). As a recent visitor to the region, I was particularly struck by your brief but pungent thumbnail sketches, notably of Honduras. Your editorial rightly aims at actions, not words, and points out dramatically the urgency of independent Canadian action.
The family squabble was a typical war of wills. Mark Mulroney, 4 and frustrated, announced that he could not manage to fold his clothes. Mila Mulroney, 30 and wise in the ways of childish trickery, told him to try again. “The next thing I knew, he was on his bed, working on his clothes,” she said last week.By Mary Janigan7 min
Notoriety is nothing new to the Cayman Islands. For centuries after their discovery by Christopher Columbus in 1503, the three small outcroppings of white sand and mango swamp in the Caribbean Sea were inhabited principally by pirates and a thriving population of sea turtles.By James Fleming6 min
The luncheon was a couple of years ago and was to raise money for Israel. It was sponsored by the women’s division of the United Jewish Appeal. The lady who rang me up wanted me to sit at the head table to demonstrate, as both a Jew and a reasonably prominent member of the journalism community, my support for Israel.By Barbara Amiel5 min
Only days before last week's opening ceremonies at the Pan-American Games in Caracas, Venezuela, there were still grave doubts that the Games would be held at all. Now, after the first week of a fortnight’s competition, many people doubt that they should have been.By Hal Quinn5 min
Few individuals have been more closely associated with the success of the Stratford Festival than Michael Langham. During his reign as artistic director, from 1956 to 1967, the classical repertory company that he fashioned gained international acclaim.By Mark Czarnecki5 min
As he walked away unharmed from an expressway crash in which his car was wrecked last month, Neil Kinnock contemplated his safe deliverance. “Somebody up there likes me,” the 41-year-old Welshman remarked. Indeed, his miracle escape seemed to be the final sign that nothing can stop Kinnock in his campaign for the leadership of Britain’s confused and ailing Labour Party.
Airlines will never eliminate the threat of an aircraft fire in the sky. But current research indicates that a blaze aboard a plane in flight could often be controlled long enough to give passengers a good chance of escaping once the aircraft has made its way back to ground.By WILLIAM LOWTHER5 min
Ted Finn, Canada's security chief, combines an engaging Irish affability with the smooth quickness of a polished lawyer-bureaucrat. But even Finn could not settle the troubling questions raised again last week about the power and purpose of the federal government’s proposed new security intelligence service.By John Hay5 min
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