For 16 fitful hours after her birth, Candace Taschuk struggled for life in Edmonton’s University Hospital, then died in her mother’s arms on Oct. 8, 1982. Two weeks ago the Alberta attorney general’s department charged a 36-year-old Israeli doctor, Nachum Gal, with capital murder in connection with her death.By Val Ross13 min
In the aftermath of Arab suicide bombings on U.S., French and Israeli targets in Lebanon, all sides seemed to be gearing up last week for a major escalation in the fighting. Syria called up 100,000 reserves, bringing its military strength to 350,000.
Maclean’s is to be congratulated for its critical editorial comments on the U.S. invasion of Grenada (Reagan’s new risks, From the editor’s desk, Nov. 7). This invasion was conducted with the flimsy excuse that it was needed to ensure the safety of U.S. citizens, although they had already been promised safe conduct from the country and in fact it increased the possibility of danger to them.
British Columbia was a province bitterly and profoundly divided last week. When Premier William Bennett brought down his controversial legislative program on July 7, he defended it in the name of restraint. Then, when British Columbia’s powerful trade unions examined the new laws, they concluded that the package was Bennett’s revenge for victories they had won in the past.
It was presented by Ontario Treasurer Larry Grossman as a conciliatory gesture in the province’s war against inflation. In announcing a softened provincial restraint program last week, Grossman said that 72 of the province’s lowest-paid hospital workers at Sensenbrenner Hospital in Kapuskasing might now be able to avoid wage rollbacks varying from $750 to $1,000.
When Canadian government officials first charged that U.S.-based Amway Corp. had perpetrated a massive fraud against Canada Customs, the directsales soap king fought back with an almost religious zeal. Advertisements proclaiming the company’s innocence flooded North American newspapers, Amway accused Canada of trying to start a trade war with the United States and the firm’s two owners declared that they would never face the Canadian courts because they would be denied a fair trial.By Ian Austen6 min
After 15 years of working for a São Paulo home appliance manufacturer, pattern maker Waldomio Vesco, 46, lost his $750 (U.S.)-a-month job in March when the company curtailed its operations. Since he could not find work at a comparable salary, in May Vesco opened a small general store selling food and household goods in Villa Espanhola, a working-class suburb of São Paulo.By Moyra Ashford6 min
Last week was a fun time in Eastern Canada for those issue-oriented people with the enviable ability to think in black-and-white terms, free from the burden of moral sensibilities. Like femlibber Gloria Steinem and soul mate Flo Kennedy.By Barbara Amiel5 min
When Lutherans across Canada joined in special prayer services, banquets and festivals last week, they celebrated more than the 500th anniversary of the birth of their founder. They were also acknowledging a historic rapprochement.By Susan Riley4 min
Marshall McLuhan and John Kenneth Galbraith have been described as the two most famous Canadians the United States has ever produced. The assumption, as always, is that a Canuck is a dull Canuck until he can be injected with some Yankee verve.By Allan Fotheringham4 min
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