Mulroney, while publicly endorsing Clark at a press conference in 1982, organized behind the scenes to defeat him at the party's leadership review . Clark's key Quebec organizer Rodrigue Pageau was in fact a double agent, working for Mulroney, undermining Clark's support.  When Clark received an endorsement by only per cent of delegates at the party convention in January 1983 in Winnipeg , he resigned and ran to regain his post at the 1983 leadership convention . Despite still not being a member of Parliament, Mulroney ran against him, campaigning more shrewdly than he had done seven years before. Mulroney had been criticized in 1976 for lacking policy depth and substance, a weakness he addressed by making several major speeches across the country in the early 1980s, which were collected into a book, Where I Stand , published in 1983.  Mulroney also avoided most of the flash of his earlier campaign, for which he had been criticized. Mulroney was elected party leader on June 11, 1983, beating Clark on the fourth ballot, attracting broad support from the many factions of the party and especially from representatives of his native Quebec. Two months later, Mulroney entered Parliament as the MP for Central Nova in Nova Scotia, winning a by-election in what was then considered a safe Tory seat, after Elmer MacKay stood aside in his favour. This is a common practice in most parliamentary systems .
Dorion will study the free agent market for a partner to play with Erik Karlsson. Yes, Calgary Flames defenceman Michael Stone, the brother of Ottawa winger Mark Stone is a candidate, and you’d have to think the club would at least sniff around Washington blueliner Karl Alzner to see what he wants. Still, Alzner is likely looking at five years and that may be too rich for Ottawa’s blood unless the club can move Dion Phaneuf. That’s why the answers will likely have to come from within because the Senators don’t want to make many changes. “I’m hoping for the least possible,” coach Guy Boucher said before Round 2 of the draft got under way Saturday morning at the United Center. “I think we’ve done well with the players we’ve got. With (Marc) Methot (gone to Vegas) that’s one change, but luckily in that position, we’ve got depth. We’re going to have to rely on the fact that the defencemen who were with us (last season) did a terrific job of growing quick. That’s going to help us. The next 10 days will determine a lot in how many changes there will be.” ... Former Senators winger Chris Neil, who will test the UFA market for the first time in his career, is attracting some attention. He has gotten calls from the teams looking for toughness and there’s a belief the Montreal Canadiens may be in that group.
To make a birch canoe a frame of cedar giving the outline of the boat was hung from four strong posts. Gunwales of cedar are run along the sides from stem to stern. Cedar ribs are then bent to the shape of the bottom and attached to the gunwales. The ribs are then sheathed with thin, flat, and flexible pieces of cedar placed lengthwise. The birch bark rolls are then placed like a skin over top and sewn together with cedar roots. The seams are coated with gum, boiled and prepared from the pitch pine. The bow and the stern are curved, sewn shut, and decorated with paint or porcupine quills. An extra gunwale is added to hold the birch skin tight to the ribs. Bottom boards could be added at the bow and stern to protect the bark skin from damage when pulling it ashore or going over rocks.