As she stood outside a high-school gymnasium in Prince Edward Island last week, waiting to be introduced, Canada’s 19th Prime Minister looked like a boxer pumping herself up mentally and physically for a prize fight. Kim Campbell paced restlessly back and forth, swinging her arms and rolling her head from side to side in an apparent effort to loosen up.By Anthony Wilson-Smith8 min
I agree with Peter C. Newman (“It’s time to bounce Crow out on his ear,” Business Watch, Oct. 4): Canada’s economy has been devastated by the policies of the governor of the Bank of Canada. It was John Crow’s artificial boosting of the dollar, not the Free Trade Agreement, that damaged Ontario’s manufacturing industries.
Jean Chrétien says that he understands what Canadians are looking for: “They want us to create jobs." To that end, Chrétien advocates a two-year $6-billion public works program that he claims could create more than 100,000 jobs. But the government would underwrite only a third of the cost; the program would go ahead only if provincial and municipal governments came up with the rest.
The evening sun cast long shadows across the parking lot of the union hall in Thunder Bay, Ont., as Ernest Hrynyshyn, 57, and George Zurawski, 51, stopped to discuss politics. Along with about 275 other area residents, they had come to the Port Arthur Labour Association building to hear New Democratic Party Leader Audrey McLaughlin deliver a stump speech on why the New Democrats are the only reliable defenders of medicare and other social programs.By NANCY WOOD, CHRIS WOOD6 min
At six feet, five inches, dressed in a dapper double-breasted grey suit and with his black hair swept into a small braid, Tom Jackson seems larger than life. Smiling easily and frequently, he has magnetism to spare. In person, Jackson is totally unlike the role he is best known for—militant native Chief Peter Kenidi in the popular CBC dramatic series North of 60.By DIANE TURBIDE6 min
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