APPOINTED: Internationally acclaimed choreographer James Kudelka, 40, the new artistic director of the National Ballet of Canada, replacing Reid Anderson, who resigned in a dispute over government funding cutbacks; in Toronto. Kudelka, a Toronto-area native, first joined the company in 1972 after graduating from the National Ballet School.
Speaker Gilbert Parent ruled that the Bloc Québécois should remain the official Opposition in the House of Commons. The Bloc and the Reform party both have 52 seats in the Commons, and Reform had argued that it should form the Opposition because the separatist party is not prepared to form a national government.
In most ways, Ian Sanders-Rifle is a regular kid. Me thinks some of his Grade 11 classes in Richmond Hill, just north of Toronto, are "OK" while others are “horrible.” His favorite sports are baseball and basketball, and when he gets together with friends, they indulge in the usual teenage pastimes—hanging out, watching TV.By PATRICIA CHISHOLM7 min
As Prime Minister Jean Chrétien's government tried to evoke a new era of Canadian team spirit in the House of Commons last week, it was no coincidence that the one premier who came to listen was Captain Canada himself. Beaming down upon his former Liberal colleagues from the VIP gallery, Newfoundland Premier Brian Tobin was back in the arena he left in January not only to give moral support.By E. KAYE FULTON7 min
In the offices of Westjet Airlines Inc., frugality is prized. Showing a visitor around the boardroom of his upstart airline’s two-storey headquarters near the Calgary airport, Westjet chairman and chief executive Clive Beddoe shows off an 18-foot-long mahogany table that, he says, was originally valued at $16,000.
Bravo for finally putting someone with an abundance of brains and guts on your cover—Mary Walsh (“22 minutes for high schticking,” Feb. 26). Satiric comedy is a field in which Canadians truly excel. The cast of This Hour Has 22 Minutes makes us laugh and feel proud to be Canadian.
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