February 15, 1999

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COVER

Future Shock

Canada must take action now in order to stave off economic decline in the new millennium
NORTHERN DAWN 2627
Canada

NORTHERN DAWN

The Inuit prepare to embrace self-government with hope, fear and fierce determination
AN ‘EVIL BOND’ 3435
World

AN ‘EVIL BOND’

Accused serial killer Charles Ng faces justice over 12 grisly murders
The Mail 45
The Mail

The Mail

How dare Maclean’s publish a voice of reason in the debate about pension savings (“The RRSP scramble,” Cover, Feb. 1)? Thankfully, you gave pension expert Malcolm Hamilton the opportunity to proclaim what many Canadians have deduced, that raising a family and paying off the mortgage come first before considering extra pension funding.
Home on the range 6263
Music

Home on the range

Alberta’s Ian Tyson has revived the art of the pure cowboy tune
A FIGHT REBORN 4243
Business

A FIGHT REBORN

John Turner has no regrets. Not, at least, when it comes to the 1988 federal election campaign and the vociferous battle he fought as federal Liberal leader against a free trade treaty with the United States. The concept, Turner said in an interview with Maclean’s last week, has never involved anything more than “phoney so-called free trade,” and was further flawed because it involved two countries when “it should have been multilateral.”
Grand Ambitions 1819
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Grand Ambitions

The finance minister faces calls for budgetary boldness
Laser visionaries 5859
Health

Laser visionaries

For many, the surgery means no more glasses
Goodbye to the Gardens 5455
Sports

Goodbye to the Gardens

Once, Maple Leaf Gardens was the finest, squeaky-cleanest hockey arena on God’s crowded footstool, but that was during a 30-year period that ended when greed, still the greatest blight in pro sports, took over the elegant premises in late November, 1961.
Operning NOTES 1415

Operning NOTES

In her long and stellar career, Dame Judi Dench has acquired an intimate knowledge of the works of William Shakespeare. The distinguished British actress has performed in so many of the Bard’s plays, in fact, that he is known in her household as “the gentleman who pays the rent.”
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