From the big scrapbook of time, here’s a look at Canada in 1983--
|The 1983 Alliance is a joint effort from
American Motors and Renault. The stylish compact is named Car of the Year by
Motor Trend magazine. The four-door
Limited carries a $9,145 price tag.
|Joe Clark was Canada's 16th and youngest Prime MInister, sworn into office when he was 39 years old.
|The grisly murder of JoAnn Thatcher by her politician husband will be made into a CBC-TV movie in 1989, starring Kate Nelligan and Kenneth Walsh.
|Point Lepreau is the only nuclear generator in Atlantic Canada.
|March 4: Bertha Wilson is appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada. She is the first woman to hold the position.
|The Sky is Falling will tell the story of the Squamish Five when published in 2010.
April 23: More than 80,000 angry citizens across the nation come out to protest the American government’s plan to test its Cruise missiles in Western Canada.
|This will be the last year for the Chrysler New Yorker to be built in Windsor, Ontario.
|The Right Honourable Pierre Elliot Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada and the Right Honourable Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
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