It came to an end officially on Jan. 21, 1993. On that day, after two successive quarters of significant economic growth, Statistics Canada declared that the economic recession, which had ravaged Canada since April, 1990, was over. But rather than greeting the federal agency’s positive announcement with relief, many Canadians bitterly challenged its rosy economic assessment.By DEIRDRE McMURDY5 min
For thousands of years, Antarctica stood as a uniquely untouched—and unclaimed—frontier. It has been scarcely more than 80 years since European explorers first reached the South Pole, only 35 years since scientists in significant numbers established bases on a barren continent where the only permanent inland life consists of a few plants and invertebrates.
Assessing the new hit movie, Falling Down, The New York Times suggests that this study of a whacked-out, gunpacking, white, middle-class citizen of Los Angeles delivers the peculiar sort of cinematic double-whammy only possible in U.S. films.By FRED BRUNING4 min
The reason why Brian Mulroney was driven out of office by public opinion was exposed—though he didn’t realize it—in his resignation news conference. Not content with graciously bowing out, he told a national television audience that, in fact, he and his wife had planned to leave in 1990 but that grievous responsibilities— Meech Lake, the Gulf War, Oka, etc.—had forced him to remain at the wheel.By Allan Fotheringham4 min
I shed a lot of tears today. They stain the pages of your cover story, “The greatest fear” (March 1). I cried for all those innocent children who faced the devil incarnate and died. There is no greater fear for a parent than that only imaginable by the likes of the abominations convicted of the greatest crime against humanity; the suffering of our little ones.
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