in this year…
FEBRUARY NOW proclaims that peace activism is merging with the ecology movement and that a thousand anti-war and eco-friendly flowers will bloom. Fatwa issued against Salman Rushdie by Ayatollah Khomeini has Muslims and civil libertarians pondering whether the book should be banned in Toronto. P.W. Botha resigns from the presidency of South Africa. MARCH The Exxon Valdez runs aground off the Alaskan coast, spilling 11 million gallons of oil. APRIL The Tiananmen Square student protests begin. JUNE Supreme Court of Ontario grants injunction to Morgentaler to stop anti-abortionists from harassing women going to the Harbord clinic. City council finally votes to recognize Lesbian and Gay Pride Day. The decision is overturned. JULY NOW reports on new green line by Loblaws, the first major retailer to go green. Pollution Probe executive director endorses seven products, triggering a debate over whether ecologists should be industry watchdogs or business consultants to the green consumer movement. AUGUST Crombie commission on the water-
front recommends no expansion of Island airport.
SEPTEMBER William McCormack becomes police chief in secretive selection process.
Berlin Wall falls.
DECEMBER Marc Lépine kills 14 women at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, inspiring the White Ribbon movement.
Toronto vigil to honour to 14 women killed