Right from the start, the main purpose of the trip had been to promote closer economic ties between Canada and the Soviet Union. But as Prime Minister Brian Mulroney prepared to leave Ottawa last Saturday on the first leg of his longawaited visit to Moscow, Leningrad and Kiev, a small circle of senior advisers scrambled to keep up with developments in Europe—and anticipate future tremors.By ROSS LAVER10 min
It was planned as the inaugural flight in a regular cocaine shuttle between South America and the United States—via Atlantic Canada. But the ambitious scheme came to an unexpectedly early end on April 3, when the first load of 1,100 lb. of cocaine— worth about $50 million—packed aboard a twin-engine Commander 1000 plane crashlanded near Fredericton.
MISGUIDED CRUSADER? Your article “A crusader’s challenge” (Canada, Nov. 6) overlooks the fact that Henry Morgentaler chose a blunt way of breaking the law in order to impose his view. In most countries, such a person would be regarded as a criminal and not a national hero.
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