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Preston Manning pushes for the United Alternative with his future on the line; Cape Breton says farewell to John Morris Rankin.
Maverick John McCain breaks all the rules in the U.S. presidential campaign; a former arms buyer for Saddam Hussein writes a revealing biography of Iraq’s dictator.
Anti-corporate activists take issue with brands and logos.
Special Report 60
The debate over doctors’ fee structures.
A Canadian’s first feature at Sundance.
Literary classics out of pioneer hell.
Life and Times profiles Tommy Douglas.
Anthony Wilson-Smith 14
Andrew Phillips 46
Deirdre McMurdy 54
Ross Laver 58
Bob Levin 72
Allan Fotheringham 80
16 The best and worst funds
Slow and steady wins the race, or so mutual fund investors are frequently told. But that’s not how it was in 1999. Canadian stock funds generated an average return of 20.9 per cent, but the big money was in Internet-related stocks and foreign equity markets, especially Japan.
60 Southern hot spots
After staying home with their loonies for a few winters, Canadians are planning a renewed assault on southern beaches. They also appear in the mood for adventure.
66 The big scare
Graphic images of gum disease and tumours are to cover half the front of cigarette packages, reminding purchasers of the consequences of their habit.
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38 Offside in Ottawa
The federal government hastily pulled its offer off the table after Canadians from coast to coast lambasted a proposed aid package for NHL teams in Canada.
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