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April 28, 1987 | KENNETH FREED, Times Staff Writer
Socialism has never been much of a national force in North America, and this rumpled Quebec mill town does not look like a launch pad for transforming leftist philosophy into wide political power for the first time in the continent's history.
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April 28, 1987 | KENNETH FREED, Times Staff Writer
Socialism has never been much of a national force in North America, and this rumpled Quebec mill town does not look like a launch pad for transforming leftist philosophy into wide political power for the first time in the continent's history.
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NEWS
August 10, 1988 | Associated Press
Ed Broadbent, leader of Canada's New Democratic Party, escaped injury when his small charter plane crash-landed on a runway in northern Quebec. The landing gear of the Merlin turboprop collapsed Monday when the plane touched down at Rouyn-Noranda Airport, and both engines were torn away as the aircraft slid on its left wing. Broadbent, 52, and six other people on board escaped injury. Broadbent's socialist party is the third largest party in Canada, with 32 seats in Parliament.
NEWS
March 5, 1989 | From Associated Press
Ed Broadbent, whose New Democratic Party won a record number of seats in the last election but who failed in four tries to become prime minister, resigned Saturday after nearly 14 years as party leader. "Now is the time for renewal, now is the time to pick a new man or a woman to take us the next step," Broadbent said as he announced his resignation in a speech to party leaders. His voice breaking with emotion, Broadbent called on the left-of-center New Democrats to fight the new conservatism.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Rosemary Brown, 72, the first black woman elected to a Canadian legislature, died of an apparent heart attack Saturday at her home in Vancouver, British Columbia. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Brown went to Canada to study at McGill University in Montreal, where she completed her bachelor of arts degree in 1955. She later completed a bachelor's degree in social work at the University of British Columbia in 1962 and her master's in 1965.
BUSINESS
October 5, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Opposition leaders today pledged to fight government plans to halve Canada's passenger train service next year, saying it would destroy the government-run service known as Via Rail. "They have turned the national dream into a national nightmare," John Turner, leader of the opposition Liberal Party, said. "The last spike has become the last straw."
NEWS
November 18, 1986 | Associated Press
Police questioned an employee of the government tax office today about the theft of personal records on 16 million Canadians, virtually every taxpayer in the nation. The Oct. 30 theft, which was disclosed in Parliament only late Monday, outraged opposition legislators.
BUSINESS
April 21, 1987 | Associated Press
The political opposition blasted the planned Amoco takeover of debt-ridden Dome Petroleum as a "black day for Canada" and urged the government Monday to block the sale. However, the Conservative government headed by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney welcomed the prospect of solving Dome's six-year debt crisis, and oil analysts forecast the deal would go through. Officials from Canada's Energy Department met with Amoco representatives in Calgary on Sunday to outline federal takeover requirements.
BUSINESS
May 25, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Canada on Tuesday unveiled details of the proposed Canada-U.S. free trade agreement, touching off a bitter struggle with the opposition parties certain to spill over into a general election. The Progressive Conservative government's long-awaited legislation authorizing the deal, released in the House of Commons, was greeted with immediate opposition delaying tactics designed to stall passage of the sweeping trade pact.
BUSINESS
September 27, 1985 | KENNETH FREED, Times Staff Writer
Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, putting forth the most important proposal of his young government, told Parliament on Thursday that he has asked President Reagan to open negotiations on a free-trade agreement between the two nations.
NEWS
November 22, 1988 | STANLEY MEISLER, Times Staff Writer
The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. declared that Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and his Progressive Conservative Party won the Canadian parliamentary elections Monday with enough of a majority to guarantee ratification of the U.S.-Canada free-trade agreement. CBC, the government-run television channel, declared Mulroney the winner on the basis of early returns from eastern Canada. Polls were still open in western areas of the country. Shortly before 9 p.m.
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