For its organizers and underwriters, the six-nation Canada Cup hockey tournament which opened Saturday night in Montreal and runs until at least Sept. 18 offers a chance to make a profit, sell beer and launch an all-sports cable television service.By Robert Miller, Terry Jones14 min
From the moment Pope John Paul II’s Alitalia DC-10 jet touches down at Quebec City airport at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, his 12-day visit to Canada will be part spiritual pilgrimage and part lavish religious spectacle. The 64year-old pontiff, the first in history to journey to Canada, is one of the most charismatic leaders in the modern world.By Ross Laver14 min
Ever since executives at the three major North American car makers awarded themselves a total of $263 million in salary bonuses in 1983, Owen Bieber has had a surefire topic for his frequent speeches to members of his union, the 500,000-strong United Auto Workers (UAW).By Ian Austen7 min
To many he is known simply as the Pilgrim Pope. Six years after his election to the throne of Saint Peter as the first non-Italian pontiff in 456 years, the travels of Polish-born Pope John Paul II have made him the best-known pope in history, and they have irrevocably changed the nature of the modern Roman Catholic Church.By Sari Gilbert6 min
In the closing days of Canada’s summer election campaign, the struggle for power seemed—improbably—to be focused on a squabble over figures written on the wind: the cost of the principal contenders’ election promises. Opposition Leader Brian Mulroney’s long-promised disclosure of his cost estimates came just one week before the election.By Malcolm Gray6 min
Throughout the summer in large stadiums across North America—including Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto—evidence of a remarkable new direction in pop music has emerged, and one man personifies the trend: singer Julio Iglesias. Dressed in a dark, formal suit and a lustrous shirt, flashing a smile out of a toothpaste commercial, he fills the air with romantic ballads which mesmerize his sold-out audiences, most of which are female.By Nicholas Jennings6 min
The only real issue in the election campaign was the economy, and the first priority of the new government is the first budget. According to Canadian Trend Report, an independent Montreal-based think tank, the new government, irrespective of the arithmetic of the election results, unfortunately has a weak mandate because “our research shows that people don’t know what they were voting for or against.”By Dian Cohen5 min
When 2,350 members of the Canadian Labour Congress met in Montreal last June, CLC president Dennis McDermott issued a blunt declaration to employers. After two years of recession-induced calm on the labor front McDermott predicted that the uneasy peace would end as the economy improved and workers demanded gains as their share in the recovery.By Anthony Wilson-Smith5 min
The visit of Pope John Paul II to Canada will be more than just a religious odyssey. For the producers and technicians assigned to televise the tour it will be the biggest event in Canadian broadcasting history, and one of the most elaborate ever produced anywhere.By MERILYN READ4 min
Until recently most people knew French singer-actor Yves Montand for his deft portrayal of the heroes in Costa-Gavras’s human rights films Z and The Confession. Montand’s political identity was that of a staunch supporter of the French left.By MARCI MCDONALD4 min
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