The week of April 17, 1997


Last month’s Naked Truth cover photo featuring Mayor Rob Ford is just one of many cheeky images NOW has run on page one. Check out Rusty lead singer Ken MacNeil in this issue. As with our Ford image, we did some major photo manipulation, since MacNeil was letting a little too much hang out. Not everybody loved the photo, but it screamed outrage, much like the band’s music.


In 97, we were proud to run an open letter to Premier Mike Harris insisting that the layoffs of 94 nurses at Mount Sinai Hospital would have a disastrous impact on health care – and lucky us, nurses are now, through their organizations, pushing great campaigns on such things as transgender rights, the gun registry, opposition to nukes and more. (Page 16 of the issue.)

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