Canada: How to Track a Plummeting Star

How to Track a Plummeting Star Surrounded by scandal, Mulroney hangs on for his political life

Getting excited is a Canadian habit at budget time. So it was hardly surprising last week when people from Newfoundland to British Columbia stopped everything to discuss how the government's new $92 billion budget would affect their pocketbooks. In his budget message in Ottawa's Neo-Gothic House of Commons, Finance Minister Michael Wilson announced an 8.4% decrease in Canada's $24 billion national deficit, crowed about the country's improved economic outlook and promised a tax-reform program that would lower personal taxes. Wilson had barely finished announcing the good news when most Canadians yawned and turned their attention back to the question that has...

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