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Maclean’s

Vol. 113

No.05

This Week

Maclean’s on the Internet: http://www.macleans.ca

Departments

Editorial 2

Letters 6

Opening Notes/Passages 10

Cover 16

Canada 36

Preston Manning pushes for the United Alternative with his future on the line; Cape Breton says farewell to John Morris Rankin.

World 42

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.

Business 52

Anti-corporate activists take issue with brands and logos.

Special Report 60

Health 66

The debate over doctors’ fee structures.

People 70

Films 73

A Canadian’s first feature at Sundance.

Books 74

Literary classics out of pioneer hell.

Television 78

Life and Times profiles Tommy Douglas.

Columns

Anthony Wilson-Smith 14

Andrew Phillips 46

Deirdre McMurdy 54

Ross Laver 58

Bob Levin 72

Allan Fotheringham 80

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Stephen Chernin/AP

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.

Features

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Massey Paul-Spooner/Ponopresse

Special Report

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.

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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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Brad C. Bower/Reuters

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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