A tortuous tale of espionage Reform party Leader Preston Manning did not mince words. In a letter sent late last week to Prime Minister Jean Chretien, Manning took forceful aim at an investigation into the recent activities of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) by its official watchdog, the Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC).
ALLAN FOTHERINGHAM It has been a vintage year. The collected wisdom of the wise, the rich, the powerful, the non-entities. The best of the best: “Get me a half-dozen Ontarians who put their feet to the Quebec flag, and I’ve got it.” —Jacques Parizeau, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.
ACTIVE MEMORIES The murder trial of Roger Warren, 51, has revived memories of the horrible explosion that killed Shane (Spanky) Riggs, 27, and eight other miners in September, 1992, when a home-made bomb exploded at Royal Oak Mines Inc.’s Giant gold mine in Yellowknife.
Turbulence in the skies U.S. Transportation Secretary Federico Pena ordered a special examination of safety procedures at every airline in the United States after the second fatal crash in six weeks of an American Eagle airline passenger plane.
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