January 11, 1988

COVER

HERE COME THE JUDGES

CANADA/AN INTERVIEW WITH JOHN TURNER

‘We learn and improve’

SPORTS

The new look of the Crazy Canucks

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HERE COME THE JUDGES

In June, 1975, when he was conducting a public inquiry in Montreal into financial dealings involving Air Canada, Mr. Justice Willard Zebedee Estey of the Ontario Court of Appeal had to adjourn the hearings to fly to Toronto to be sworn in as chief justice of the Ontario Supreme Court’s trial division.
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CANADA/AN INTERVIEW WITH JOHN TURNER

‘We learn and improve’

Maclean’s: You have had a lot of ups and downs over the past year. Are you a different leader than you were a year ago? Turner: We learn and try to improve. Meech Lake was the most difficult event of the year in the sense that it divided the Liberal party in a very legitimate way.
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SPORTS

The new look of the Crazy Canucks

Sipping a coffee in the La Tovière hotel in Val d’Isère, France, Canadian men’s downhill ski team coach Heinz Stohl was in a reflective mood. It was Dec. 6,1987, the eve of the first race of the World Cup downhill season. Looking out the hotel restaurant’s picture window at the race course across the road, the 40-year-old Austrian recalled the team’s years of preparation for February’s Calgary Winter Olympic Games. Said Stohl: “We have done everything possible.
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PHOTOGRAPHY

Pictures from an explosive world

In the photograph, a young Oriental man is walking along a Vancouver street. Beside him, holding on to a girlfriend in shorts and a halter, is another young man whose denim vest and greasy hair proclaim him to be from the wrong side of the tracks.
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WORLD

The Lords against the ‘Iron Lady’

She has been prime minister of Britain for more than eight years, but in all that time Margaret Thatcher has only twice lost a vote in the British House of Commons. By contrast, the unelected and often fiercely independent members of the upper chamber of Parliament, the House of Lords, have defeated her on 107 occasions, on issues ranging from the future of local government to the preservation of a rare species of wild flower.
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THE REHNQUIST COURT

The justices of the United States Supreme Court, sometimes known as the “The Brethren,” have a collective reputation for intensity on the bench. As a result, when the judges broke into laughter on Dec. 2 they established a precedent—in behavior.
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WORLD

Mozambique’s terror

For Alfredo Mbulo, the nightmare began last September in a tiny village in eastern Mozambique. In the early-morning darkness, guerrillas of the right-wing Mozambique National Resistance, or Renamo in its Portuguese acronym, broke into his house, herded his family into one room—and hacked his parents and two brothers to death with machetes.
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SERMONS FROM THE MOUNT

Yvan Vaillancourt vs. the Queen: Vaillancourt was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life imprisonment following an attempted robbery at a Montreal pool hall. At his trial, Vaillancourt testified that he and an accomplice had agreed to commit the robbery with knives.
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COLUMN

In need of another small miracle

Is it good for the Jews?” my parents used to ask wryly whenever the world around us lurched into some new political stance. We don’t bother asking the question anymore. These days most news is bad news for the Jews as every newspaper features photos of tough-looking Israeli soldiers confronting cowering Palestinian women and children.
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LETTERS

I am writing about Diane Francis’s Nov. 30 column “Taking the tobacco war too far.” I take strong exception to Francis mentioning the fact that Health Minister Jake Epp belongs to the Mennonite faith, as if it is significant to this issue. Epp’s religious orientation has no bearing on the type or intent of legislation that his health department brings forth.
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