November 12, 1990

Business Notes 4243

Business Notes

STELCO'S SETTLEMENT Canada's largest steelmaker, Stelco Inc., and the United Steelworkers of America agreed to a new three-year contract, end ing a 93-day strike at its huge Hilton Works plant in Hamilton. However, Stelco said that as a result of the economic downturn, it will recall its employees in stages and may be unable to recall all of the 5,000 workers employed at the plant before the strike.


Prime Minister Brian Mulroney’s announcement that a special 12-member panel would travel the country to seek Canadians’ views on the Constitution was clearly carefully timed. He unveiled his initiative almost on the eve of the weekend gathering in Mont Ste-Anne, Que., of the restive Quebec wing of his own Conservative party— and only days before the first meeting this week of the special commission established by the Quebec government to explore that province’s future constitutional options.
New AIDS doubts 6869

New AIDS doubts

In the decade-long search to find a cure for AIDS, scientists have focused most of their efforts on a single target: the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The virus, which scientists say plays a role in crippling the body’s capacity to resist disease, was identified as the cause of AIDS in 1984. Since then, researchers in laboratories around the world have struggled to find a way of tracking and killing the virus.
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