December 7, 1998

Essays on the MILENNIUM

The road to better health

COVER

YES OR NO?

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Essays on the MILENNIUM

The road to better health

On Oct. 4, 1998, the Calgary General Hospital was destroyed in 35 seconds by a series of explosions. The elimination of the vast, 108-year-old complex from the skyline was not the work of terrorists. Nor was it an act of God or a natural gas explosion.
How the Banks BLEW IT 2627
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How the Banks BLEW IT

It was, without a doubt, the biggest bombshell ever dropped on Bay Street. Bang! Two of Canada's largest banks proclaimed their urge to merge. Jaws fell like Asian markets. And then: Kaboom! Two more banks decided to join them. Merger mania was one thing.
YES OR NO? 4041
COVER

YES OR NO?

All eyes are on a reluctant Paul Martin
PICTURE PERFECT 6465
BETWEEN

PICTURE PERFECT

Amid the growing stack of centennial/millennial books, the standout so far is The Century (Doubleday, $85), by broadcaster and Canadian native Peter Jennings and veteran journalist Todd Brewster. At close to 600 pages, its strengths include first-person accounts of historic events—including that of a man who was alongside Lenin when the 1917 Revolution began in Russia.
ON THE ROAD WITH BANKERS 3233
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ON THE ROAD WITH BANKERS

‘Don and Derral’ peddle the mergers to townsfolk
The Mail 44_a
The Mail

The Mail

I have enjoyed reading your annual university ranking issue since I was deciding which university to attend five years ago (“Universities,” Cover, Nov. 23). Every year, however, I question how Maclean’s can rank these universities by incorporating all the various programs into one.
LOOKING AHEAD 4445

LOOKING AHEAD

Personal banking's brave new world has already arrived
SLIM PICKINGS 1617
Canada

SLIM PICKINGS

Once a Liberal stronghold, Atlantic Canada is now a wasteland for the government
FACING THE LAW 2021
World

FACING THE LAW

A landmark decision on Pinochet sets new rules for dictators
DANCES WITH DEATH 7273
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DANCES WITH DEATH

Morbidity stalks the best fiction by non-Canadians
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