HEADLINES EXPLODED FOR THREE YEARS AROUND THE EXPLOSIVE FIGURE OF JACQUES DE BERNONVILLE, WANTED BY A FRANCE THAT SENTENCED HIM TO DIE AS A TRAITOR, UNWANTED BY A CANADA THAT FOUND HIM TOO SHREWD AND WELL CONNECTED TO GET RID OF. HERE, FOR THE FIRST TIME, MACLEAN’S TELLS WHAT HE DID IN FRANCE AND HOW HE STAYED SO LONG IN CANADABy MCKENZIE PORTER26 min
As a tawny-haired teenager at Ontario’s Ingersoll Collegiate she won a gold medal for dramatics; in her fantastic Angelus Temple in Los Angeles and all over the world she held thousands spellbound as she preached a gaudy salvation. She made a fortune from her religious recipe of “incense, nonsense and sex appeal” and died after an overdose of sleeping pillsBy DOUGLAS DACRE24 min
In forty-three years Toronto has paid five sets of planning experts to tell it what’s wrong with the city — and taken no notice of any of them. So its traffic, residential and industrial headaches have grown from bad to worse till now it’s a hopeless jumble of thirteen governments bickering like Balkan states, most of them fighting the one step that’s necessary to start repairing the damage. Here’s a dramatic lesson for the other fast-growing Canadian cities who seem to be in danger of following Toronto’s horrible exampleBy FRED BODSWORTH22 min
THERE ARE times when you can only look at your son and say his name over and over in your mind. I would say, “David, David . . .,” nights when he was asleep the involuntary way you pass your hand across your eyes when your head aches, though there is no way for your hand to get inside.By ERNEST BUCKLER18 min
There’s something about this city that turns normal people into Chamber of Commerce touts. Even Queen Elizabeth said she’d never seen anything like it. And if a man should leave Vancouver for the moneyed wasteland over the mountains he remains in love with her for life. Just likeBy PIERRE BERTON18 min
Thousands of Canadians are. And new fully licensed shops are opening by the dozen to serve them. Even many people who can afford the soaring price of beefsteak have discovered that Old Paint is tender, tasty and half the priceBy JAMES BANNERMAN17 min
Alf Fuller, a rawboned Nova Scotia boy, got fired from his first three jobs so he set up a fifteen-dollar machine in a basement, started cranking out brushes and, on the side, invented the foot-in-the-door salesman. But he’s never laughed at any of the Fuller-Brush-Man jokes which helped him sweep up millionsBy IAN SCLANDERS15 min
Alberta offers the opportunity of a generation for venture capital but Canadians still sit back cautiously studying reports while more imaginative Americans pour in millions. At present we have no better than a twenty percent stake in our own major oil fields but there’s still plenty of room on the ground floorBy BLAIR FRASER15 min
A romantic who saw his dreams of high adventure come true, Churchill was never happier than when, cigar in mouth, he stood in an open car amid the cheering people. But his bodyguard also saw him when he was deeply despondent and once when he thought he might dieBy W. H. THOMPSON13 min
THE MOST successful night club in Canada is a swarming neon-spangled barn of a place called the Bellevue Casino which has consistently managed to choke its main floor and balcony with seven hundred customers, night in and night out, since it opened in downtown Montreal two and a half years ago.By KEN JOHNSTONE12 min
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