Talk about a ’60s flashback. Although the fans were older and quieter, Beatlemania made a surprising return across Canada last week. Sparked by the release of Live at the BBC, the first authorized new Beatles album in 24 years, interest in the Fab Four ran high, both on the airwaves and in the street.By NICHOLAS JENNINGS4 min
It begins again. The debate that is as old as Canada is once more about to descend upon the land. And if there were any lingering doubts about the divisive, debilitating nature of the coming struggle, they were quickly erased last week when Jacques Parizeau finally unfurled the map he hopes will lead Quebec out of Confederation.
Among the major attractions on Washington's crowded calendar are National Press Club luncheons that feature celebrity speakers from many fields, mostly politics. But last week, sandwiched between U.S. Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen and American playwright Neil Simon, was one of the club’s all-time biggest draws: Britain’s Duchess of York, better known as Sarah (Fergie) Ferguson.By BARBARA WICKENS3 min
Imagine, for a potentially delightful moment, that you are one of the directors of a large corporation. One day, a group representing a significant minority of shareholders informs you that it wishes to unilaterally withdraw its assets in order to form a new company.By Anthony Wilson-Smith3 min
Reversing centuries of common-law practice, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the right of news media to inform readers, listeners and viewers about what is happening in court proceedings is just as important as the right of an accused to a fair trial.
When Poland's Cardinal Karol Wojtyla was elected Bishop of Rome in 1978, it seemed as though a fresh breeze had blown into the Vatican. After two elderly and ailing Italians, here suddenly was a relatively young and vibrant Pope-58 years old-a jet-setter who olaved tennis and hiked in the mountains and used modem tools like television to reach his far-flung flock.By MARY NEMETH6 min
Mark Twain once quipped that Richard Wagner’s operas aren’t as bad as they sound. But Canada’s debt burden is even worse than it appears—and 1995 will be the year of reckoning. The problem with the issue is that any mention of gross domestic product ratios, net indebtedness or deficit rationalization makes the eyes glaze over and the mind go numb.By Peter C. Newman5 min
Calling it a distinguished career would perhaps be an understatement After earning her PhD in psychology at Pennsylvania State University in 1963, Prem Fry proceeded to garner an impressive list of appointments, awards and achievements in the highly competitive world of academia.
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