Wherever he goes Mark Tewksbury takes his gold medal. He keeps it in a black suede pouch inside a small carry-on bag. He wants it handy to show to the hundreds of people who ask about it They like hefting it and they finger the lettering. A while back, Mark caught Magic Johnson on the David Letterman television show and was startled when the amiable American basketballer gingerly drew his shining gold medal from its pouch.By TRENT FRAYNE5 min
Blame it on my sister. She called my attention to a newspaper story last week telling of a new agency Ontario’s NDP government intends to create. The agency has the catchy name of Ontario Training and Adjustment Board, or OTAB for short. OTAB, explained the Toronto Globe and Mail, will help “the unemployed, the underemployed and those threatened with losing their jobs.”By BARBARA AMIEL5 min
If God had meant us to fly he would never have created Canada’s airline policy. Most countries, some with twice our population, can no longer afford to keep two national airlines afloat. Even some of the world’s strongest carriers, such as Lufthansa, Alitalia and Air France, are searching for what they call “strategic alliances,” which really means ways of spreading their losses.By Peter C. Newman5 min
With that, NDP Leader Bob Rae greeted then-Premier David Peterson in the Ontario legislature after the latter’s return from a week-long trip to Northern and Eastern Ontario. Clearly relishing the moment, Rae then aggressively questioned the premier about a Liberal fund-raising scandal that claimed one of Peterson’s most trusted personal aides on the following day.By PAUL KAIHAL7 min
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