Synthesis: A review of events reported in the Canadian press
Volume VI Number 7
Publisher: Canadian News Synthesis Project, Toronto, Canada
Date Written: 31/10/1978
Year Published: 1978
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX12231
Synthesis is the journal of the Canadian News Synthesis Project. Previously known as the Canadian News Synthesis Project (1974 - 1976), Synthesis analyzes and presents current news coverage of the most important economic, political and cultural forces in Canadian Society, using major newspapers from across the country.
October 1978 issue.
Abstract: This issue highlights coverage on the Science Council of Canada as they publish "The Weakest Link" and "A Technological Perspective on Canadian Industrial Development" criticizing federal government for not protecting Canadian control of the economy; the Council also cites foreign control of Canadian manufacturing limits the development of technology, international competitiveness. New gas pipleline company, Alberta Gas Trunk Line (AGTL) controlled by Alcan-mastermind Robert Blair, wants to carry Alberta gas to Maritimes; petroleum industry aims to sell more gas to US; federal government legislated postal workers and marine engineers back to work, threatens same for other public servants; unemployment and inflation continue to rise as federal election approaches; strikes up by 90 per cent in 1978; government and RCMP fallout at McDonald Commission hearings.