Canada: THE DOMINION: Jessica & Friends

Jessica Allan loves her job. She is the pert, bright-eyed, fortyish executive director of the Canadian Federation of Mayors and Municipalities. Last week, when more than 300 mayors and aldermen from Halifax to Victoria swarmed into Winnipeg's Royal Alexandria Hotel for the federation's tenth annual conference, everything was all set. Jessica had seen to it.

She had looked after "the little things" long before the delegates arrived. Mayors without wives were paired up as roommates according to their habits (i.e., tipplers and late sleepers did not bunk with teetotalers and early risers)....

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