Nine years ago, Brian Mulroney swept to power on a promise of “jobs, jobs, jobs. ” The issue appears to be just as potent in this year’s election, although voters in 1993 appear far more skeptical about the ability of politicians to deal with unemployment.By STEVE WEATHERBE, JOHN HOWSE, BARBARA WICKENS, ANN McLAUGHLIN, JOHN DeMONT12 min
Late in the afternoon of Aug. 24, Rhys Eyton stood alone before 2,000 employees of PWA Corp. in a cavernous airplane hangar in Vancouver. There, the normally reserved chairman and chief executive officer of the embattled company, which owns Canadian Airlines International Ltd. of Calgary, warmly lauded their efforts to keep PWA aloft.By DEIRDRE McMURDY10 min
A psychological Berlin Wall came tumbling down last week, the promise of peace rising from the rubble. After decades of bitter enmity—and wilful denial of each other’s legitimacy—Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) forged an agreement on mutual recognition.By ANDREW BILSKI7 min
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