The devil is in the details. Those of sharp mind always look forward to this magazine’s year-end poll that delineates the inner workings of the fascinating Canadian mind. Especially the news, confirmed each year, that Newfoundlanders like and enjoy sex more than the rest of us. Why not?By Allan Fotheringham4 min
More than at any time in recent history, the North American International Auto Show in Detroit focused on value and safety rather than glamor and style. But amid all the fueleconomy demonstrations and air-bag explosions, much of the traditional showbiz remained.By BRENDA DALGLISH8 min
Robert Bourassa has always been among the most private of Canada’s public figures. In a political career spanning a quarter of a century, the 59-year-old Quebec premier has rarely offered more than a glimpse of the man behind the carefully controlled image.By BARRY CAME5 min
Having spent 35 years in the field of education, I read your special report with great interest (“What’s wrong at school?” Jan. 11). In the current debate, teachers alone cannot be blamed for the various problems in Canadian schools. The blame must be shared by others, including apathetic communities, school boards, superintendents, bureaucrats and politicians.
Asure sign of the Politics of Zap is the oft-heard suggestion that Audrey McLaughlin and Jean Chrétien should step aside and allow their parties to be led by fresher faces. As a people, we have developed a remarkably short attention span and it may be our undoing.By CHARLES GORDON5 min
A year after the TV series first ran, the row over The Valour and the Horror is not over, just recessed. Soon after the Senate returns on Jan. 25, the subcommittee on veterans affairs, which undertook an inquiry into the complaints of distortions of history, mainly from veterans’ associations, expects to produce its report.By GEORGE BAIN5 min
Robert Bourassa’s decision last week not to leave active politics despite his escalating illness was brave and entirely in character. But go he eventually must, and when he does, his departure will create a serious tear in the national fabric.By Peter C. Newman5 min
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