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Canada: A Separatist Split-Up

Sovereignty for Quebec was the rallying cry that helped carry Premier René Levesque and his Parti Québécois to power eight years ago. When Levesque declared...

Canada: Turner Takes Charge

The new leader of Canada's ruling Liberal Party, Toronto Lawyer John Turner, 55, became the nation's 17th Prime Minister last week, succeeding the retiring ...

Canada: The P.M.'s Bottom Line

Although campaigning politicians are obliged to press the flesh, the hands-on policy of Prime Minister John Turner, 55, has many Canadian women up in arms...

Labor Relations: GM Strikes a Deal in Canada

The strike by 36,000 Canadian autoworkers against General Motors started out two weeks ago as only a minor nuisance for the giant automaker, but it soon...

Sport: The Battle of Montreal

An artist loses his title to a brawler in a thriller It was billed, in French-speaking Montreal, as le face a face historique: the historic confrontation, a...

Canada: Turner's Turn

Out front for Trudeau's job Ever since John Turner abruptly resigned as Pierre Trudeau's Finance Minister in 1975 and gave up his seat in Parliament a few...

Sport: The Past Is Always Present

Tradition spurs the Canadiens In Montreal, it isn't springtime until the Canadiens win the Stanley Cup. Let the breezes warm; bid the birds return. In the home...

Sport: A Dynasty Spoils a Miracle

Montreal wins—again—by deflating the gallant Rangers In the National Hockey League, miracles never cease; they just run afoul of the Montreal Canadiens. So it...

CANADA: The Mayor of Montreal

Three years ago Montreal's ex-Mayor Camillien Houde, who had just retired after running the city with all the uproar, fun and profit of a bingo game, was asked...

Canada: Upset in Ottawa

A new Conservative leader For three days, eight candidates for leadership of Canada's Progressive Conservative Party pressed the flesh and corralled supporters...

Art: Halifax Gentleman

In the Nova Scotia Museum of Fine Arts in Halifax, an impressive array of notables assembled one day last week for a special ceremony: the presentation of two...

CANADA: Secession v. Survival

Most Canadians understand that the rupture of their country would be a crime against the history of mankind. —Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau It is more and...

CANADA: Quebec: Not Doomsday, But a Shock

Honking auto convoys coursed through the streets of Montreal last week, blaring a cacophonous chorus of triumph. At the city's temple of ice hockey, the...

Canada: A Pragmatist for the Tories

A new political leader appeared last week on the Canadian national scene. His name is Robert Stanfield, he comes from Nova Scotia, he has a long, fine stone...

INTERNATIONAL: Hitler Touches Wood

Tall, reedy, gentle, devoutly religious and pro-German is Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, Viscount Halifax of Monk Bretton in the West Riding of York, Baron...

Religion: Norwood in Nova Scotia

What can a minister believe? A minister can believe in anything that suits him, from the doctrines of Pythagoras to those of Mahomet. What can a minister...

Sport: King of the Kings

If the Montreal Canadiens were looking over their shoulders in disbelief last week, they could hardly be blamed. With an undefeated streak stretching through 21...

Canada at War: THE PROVINCES: Secession!

At the head of the Great Lakes in Ontario's twin cities, Port Arthur and Fort William (pop. 55,000), the cry of secession was heard last week. The man who...