Kamal Fathallah, 48, a kindly Halifax grocer, suffered a brutal beating when a robber took $200 from his corner store last April. In Calgary, Joyce Dickens, 44, a dedicated social worker, still has trouble sleeping because of robberies three years ago in her home.
The procession stretched for four kilometres along Quezon Boulevard in Manila last week. Mourners, 15 to 20 abreast, wearing yellow headscarves and black armbands, marched and shouted, “Free our country” behind the flag-draped coffin of Benigno (Ninoy) Aquino Jr., as it wound its way to the Santo Domingo Roman Catholic Church where his body, its face still showing a gaping bullet wound, was taken for what amounted to a state funeral.By HAL QUINN10 min
A foreign military presence has been a day-to-day reality in the Philippines for more than four centuries. The 7,100-island archipelago was colonized by the Spanish in 1565 and taken over by the United States as its first colony after the Spanish-American war in 1898.By Richard Vokey, Paul Quinn-Judge, William Lowther, Peter McGill, David Halpin-Byrne, Carol Goar8 min
Your article The Police at the top of rock (Music, Aug. 15) was greatly appreciated. Canadians and The Police have shared a respectful and loving relationship since day 1, and we are proud of it. Sadly, though, The Police could have made a bundle had they printed Tshirts for the Spectrum date in Montreal, Aug. 2, stating, “I didn’t get to see the Police at le Spectrum,” which would apply to 99.9 per cent of The Police fans.
The father of drug testing in international amateur sport is an unassuming 50-year-old biochemist from Cologne, Manfred Donike. But last week at the Pan-American Games in Caracas, Venezuela, there was nothing at all modulated about the impact of the West German doctor’s work: after sophisticated tests for more than 90 banned substances-among them anabolic steroids—15 athletes were disqualified in the largest drug scandal ever to hit an international amateur competition.
The terse press release from the Prime Minister’s Office baffled and intrigued the nation. After a mere 10 days in cabinet, fledgling Mines Minister Roger Simmons resigned his coveted portfolio early last week and returned to the Liberal back benches.
I have just spent a month in a Quebec hospital—one of the province’s best institutions, I am told. I feel lucky to have survived the experience. I do not mean that I was so ill that I was lucky to have survived. I mean that the squabbling between Ottawa and the provinces over control of Canada’s health care system is now weakening the system itself.By Dian Cohen5 min
Two years ago combative and controversial Israeli Prime Minister Menachen Begin predicted that, after three decades in politics, he would resign when he was 70. He waited 12 days beyond that birthday, but on Sunday, without consulting colleagues or advisers, Begin told a cabinet meeting that he planned to resign the position he has held for the past six turbulent years.
Bryce Mackasey could not have received a better present. On his 62nd birthday last Thursday he heard Montreal sessions court Judge Benjamin Schecter rule that there was not “a shred of evidence” that would justify sending him to trial on two charges of influence peddling and one of accepting a bribe.By ANNE BEIRNE4 min
There is only one thing that the politicians of the land resent. It is when other minds which might approach their own tend to intrude on their sacred soil. Politics, to the politician, is an area of exclusivity, bounded by the markers of cynicism, sleaze, expediency and patronage.By Allan Fotheringham4 min
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