The group of Vietnamese-speaking youths seemed harmless in appearance. Two boys no taller than five feet, and apparently no older than 16, sat with four friends in the A Dong restaurant in downtown Toronto on March 3, drinking and taking turns singing from a small stage.
THIS YEAR PARTICIPACTION TURNS 20. AND THAT 30-YEAR-OLD CANADIAN (THE ONE WHO COULDN'T KEEP UP WITH THE 60-YEAR-OLD SWEDE) IS 50 YEARS OLD. CAN IT BE TRUE? AS PARTICIPACTION WAS BUSY COAXING AND CAJOLING CANADIANS TO LEAD ACTIVE, HEALTHY LIVES, THE BABY BOOMERS HAVE SLOWLY BUT STEADILY POWER-WALKED THEIR WAY INTO MIDDLE AGE.
As he toured the Middle East last week, U.S. Secretary of State James Baker was diplomacy personified. In Jerusalem, he interrupted his official schedule to place flowers on the graves of four Jewish women whom a Palestinian had stabbed to death the day before Baker’s arrival.By JOHN BIERMAN7 min
As this is being written, it is a bright, clear late-winter day. In the newspaper, the Persian Gulf news begins on page 1, but below the fold. The top story is about land claims in British Columbia. There is nothing about the GST until page 4, and even that’s just a little human-interest yam.By CHARLES GORDON5 min
Three years and three months after Toronto Life published “The Mysterious Reichmanns: The Untold Story,” the legal struggle that followed came to an end—in an out-of-court settlement and a full-page statement by the magazine, the first item in the March issue, of a retraction and abject apology.By GEORGE BAIN5 min
British Columbia's new finance minister, Elwood Veitch, says that his business administration degree from Columbia Pacific University in San Rafael, Calif., comes from "one of the best nonresidential schools in North America." But Bruce Hamlett, legislative director of California's Postsecondary Education Commission, says that it is a "nonaccredited" correspondence school.
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