The images persist long after the Olympic flame has moved on, and the images are often negative: Munich, 1972, and Black September; Montreal, 1976, and deep-in-the-red July; Moscow, 1980, and the gray Games which half the world declined to attend.
Historians call them "Canada's first Boat People." In one of the largest movements of refugees of their era, some 50,000 colonists who had fought for—or at least supported—the losing side in the American Revolution decided that they could not live under the victors.
John Turner was tense and agitated when Liberal campaign manager Bill Lee arrived at the Prime Minister’s Harrington Lake retreat at 1 p.m. last Saturday. It was clear that the Liberal election campaign was on a perilous slide. The discussion focussed on a blunt, three-page memo that Lee had written the day before, outlining the problems of the campaign’s first 26 days.
The dramatic moment came at 8:15 p.m. After 12 hours of complex surgery, doctors at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children finally separated Lin and Win Htut, 2½-year-old Siamese twins from Burma. There was a brief moment of excitement in the operating room when the medical team severed the shared pelvis and three doctors gingerly lifted Lin from the operating table he shared with Win and carried him to another nearby.By Patricia Hluchy8 min
When John Turner arrived for his open-air nomination meeting in the parking lot of the Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School last week, a Dixieland band, balloons, bunting and more than 1,000 Liberals were on hand for a noisy oldtime political rally geared more to television than to the voters of Quadra.
Our campaigning political leaders have made me very nervous. I watched the TV debates, as did a lot of other bored, uneasy and critical Canadians. The day after the Englishlanguage debate I was surprised to read that Brian Mulroney and Ed Broadbent had won, and that John Turner had lost.By Dian Cohen5 min
In Atlantic Canada the main issues of the federal election campaign are never far away. "Get me a job or I'll kill you,” a shabbily dressed man told federal Energy Minister Gerald Regan last week as Regan went looking for votes on Gottingen Street, a slightly run-down business district in his Halifax riding.By Michael Clugston5 min
Maclean’s: You had a partially disabling stroke two years ago. How do you feel now? Drapeau: I am handicapped on my left side, but many people tell me that it does not show. I have to be careful when I walk up and down stairs. I still work much the same hours I always did: I am usually at work every morning by 6 a.m.
This really is a bore of an election, not so much a questioning of the public mind as a litany of apologies. If it is not John Mulroney doing the mea culpa on his fuzzification of muddifying the facts, it is Brian Turner backtracking on jokes. The only thing missing so far is Ed Broadjump apologizing for his distressing habit of shouting a lot.By Allan Fotheringham4 min
John Buchanan, the perpetual campaigner who occupies the Nova Sco tia premier's office, will later this month flick a switch that puts on stream North America’s first tidal-power plant at Annapolis Royal, on the Bay of Fundy. The $50-million project is important news not because of the relatively modest 20 megawatts of electricity it will supply but because its technology leads the world.By Peter C. Newman4 min
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