Synthesis: A review of events reported in the Canadian press
Volume VII Number 5
Publisher: Canadian News Synthesis Project, Toronto, Canada
Date Written: 31/05/1979
Year Published: 1979
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX12237
Synthesis is the journal of the Canadian News Synthesis Project. Previously known as the Canadian News Synthesis Project (1974 - 1976), 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.
Includes letter to readers from CNSP collective.
May 1979 issue.
Abstract: Canada's trade situation worsens - despite devaluation of dollar, Canada's export earnings have failed to improve; Crown-owned Export Development Corporation (EDC) offers China $2 billion line of credit, EDC officials hope credit will spur exports for China's new program of industrialization; Petro-Canada's "major" natural gas discovery shrinks; American job-finding expert claims there is no genuine unemployment in Canada -- only 976,000 wasted opportunities; Tony Lupusella, NDP MPP for Dovercourt presents private member's bill calling for abolition of harrassment of workers via electronic surveillance in the workplace; postal workers across Canada protest jailing of union leader Jean-Claude Parrot; INCO strike ends; major triumph for free press in Canada as Ontario Provincial court dismisses charges that the Toronto Sun and two of its executives violated the Official Secrets Act; Tories win minority; Joe Clark is Canada's 16th (and youngest) Prime Minister.
*Issue includes letter to readers from CNSP collective.