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Copps Defends Canadian Culture
She was at it again last week - talking tough, grabbing headlines, infuriating her detractors - and just plain worrying her allies. Less than a year after her public humiliation over the Goods and Services tax, Sheila COPPS was back as the perennial political bad girl.
Ashley MacIsaac (Profile)
The young man from the craggy island in the North is laying siege to the skyscrapered island to the south. He is set on conquering this fabled place where showbiz dreams can come true, or be dashed, in a New York minute.
Buzz Hargrove (Profile)
The presidential suite of the downtown Toronto hotel is not looking terribly presidential. Glossy mahogany surfaces are littered with papers and empty pop cans. There is a constant flow of denim-clad people and a perpetual hum of fax machines. This is the "war room" of the Canadian Auto Workers.
Chrétien Defends His Record
Maclean's:The furor over the GST raised emotions on all sides.
Aykroyd and the Making of
It is the the original cutbacks story. A prototype for downsizing the National Dream. Canada's AVRO ARROW, the most advanced jet fighter of its day, was a Fifties dream, a warplane forged from the giddy paranoia of the Cold War.
Allan Gilmour, shipbuilder, timber merchant (b at Craigton, Mearns [Strathclyde], Scot 29 Sept 1805; d at Glasgow, Scot 18 Nov 1884).
Jacques Godbout, novelist, essayist, filmmaker, poet (b at Montréal 27 Nov 1933). One of the most important writers of his generation, Godbout strongly influenced post-1960 Québec intellectual life. After studies at College Brébeuf and Université de Montréal, he taught French in Ethiopia.
Jonathan Goforth, Presbyterian missionary (b at Thorndale, Canada W 10 Feb 1859; d at Wallaceburg, Ont 8 Oct 1936). Inspired by G.L. MACKAY's work in Formosa [Taiwan], Goforth left farming to study at Knox College, University of Toronto, graduating in 1886.
David James Goggin
David James Goggin, educator (b in Cartwright Township, Durham County, Canada West 25 Nov 1849; d at Toronto 18 Dec 1935).
Jackie Chan (Profile)
Canadian cities have been masquerading as American centres in the movies for years. And with a little set decoration, they can be pretty convincing.
Chrétien's Throat Hold
By the standards he set during his street-brawling youth in Shawinigan, it was not much of a rout.
John Vincent, career British army officer (b in Ireland 1764; d at London, Eng 21 Jan 1848). John Vincent is best remembered for his efforts to combat the American invasion of the British colonies of Upper and Lower Canada during the WAR OF 1812.
Wayne Gretzky has a long memory. The most prolific scorer in the history of hockey can recall the tiniest details of past games. His business life has been enhanced by his ability to remember names and faces, and he never forgets the kindness of friends.
Ernest Charles Manning (Obituary)
As a political leader, Ernest Manning was a quiet colossus. First elected to the Alberta legislature in the Social Credit landslide of 1935, he served as premier for 25 years - from 1943 until 1968 - and won seven straight elections.
Princess Diana Agrees to Divorce
After the royal shenanigans of their marital implosion, anyone who thought Charles and Diana would conduct divorce proceedings in good faith probably still believes that a kiss can turn a frog into a prince.
Jean Boyle (Profile)
Jean Boyle is used to being the best. An athlete as a youth in Ottawa's largely francophone east end, he won a black belt in judo by the age of 20. As an officer cadet at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ont.
Queen Elizabeth II Turns 70
At last, it may all be getting under her skin: the nagging press, the embarrassing sons and their spendthrift wives, even the clamor about her wealth.
Gil Courtemanche, journalist, columnist, writer (born 18 August 1943 at Montréal, Québec; died 19 August 2011 at Montréal). From the beginning of his journalistic career in 1962, Courtemanche took an interest in public affairs and international issues.
Ken Lum is widely known for work that draws upon traditions from pop and conceptual art, as well as a broad range of motifs from mass culture. His art, which has variously included painting, sculpture, installation, photography, and video, has been recognized in Canada with a 30-year retrospective at the Vancouver Art Gallery and exhibited abroad at major international art galleries and festivals.