July 6, 1957

Where Canada stands in the world crisis 1213
Articles

Where Canada stands in the world crisis

faces Maclean’s Ottawa editor Blair Fraser and Maclean’s European correspondent Lionel Shapiro
THE STREETS OF CANADA SPADINA 1819
Articles

THE STREETS OF CANADA SPADINA

The homeless and the hopeful flock to the cluttered melting pot of Toronto’s Spadina where an immigrant boy can hustle his way to a million—or to a flophouse
The magic world of Johnny Giordmaine 2425
Articles

The magic world of Johnny Giordmaine

He began by hawking iron sandwiches and trick telescopes. Now he’s king of Canadian magicians, who can bamboozle with belly laughs at the drop of his rabbit-filled hat
My strange encounter with THE DIAMOND KING 1617
Articles

My strange encounter with THE DIAMOND KING

It's easier to get into Buckingham Palace than into Doc Williamson’s legendary diamond mine in Africa. Here’s what I saw when the richest Canadian in history called me in to help
The Bequest 2627
Fiction

The Bequest

The housekeeper, Lilian, had come knocking at his door at dawn. She had just found Edwina dead. “She woke me up at three,” cried Lilian. “She seemed to feel better. She sent me out on an errand. When I came back, I looked in and found her ...” Clarence shuddered.
Is the RCMP a threat to our liberty? 89
For the sake of argument

Is the RCMP a threat to our liberty?

Canadians have the habit of assuming that they are on the side of the angels and that Americans rush in where angels fear to tread. Consequently when something dramatic occurs like Herbert Norman's suicide, we usually take for granted that Canada is right and the United States wrong.
There’s nothing phonier than a grateful author 1819
Articles

There’s nothing phonier than a grateful author

Who are those faceless people “without whose help this book could not have been written”? They’re real, and truer words were never written
“Just wait until we’re in opposition!” the Liberals always boasted. Well, let’s see what they can do! 23
BACKSTAGE

“Just wait until we’re in opposition!” the Liberals always boasted. Well, let’s see what they can do!

One morning several years ago I dropped in on a young parliamentary assistant, recently appointed, who was having his first good look at Big Government from the inside. He was working on estimates, one of those thick looseleaf volumes that contain all the spending plans of a government department, and his mood was one of exasperation.
How TV is bruising Fleet Street 1011
LONDON LETTER

How TV is bruising Fleet Street

Late one recent Saturday evening, after a ceremonial dinner at the new Stationers’ Hall, I walked down Ludgate Hill and into Fleet Street—the Street of Ink, centre of London’s newspapers. The presses of the Daily Express were roaring like Niagara Falls, belching out tens of thousands of copies for London and the south of England.
Parade 6061
Parade

Parade

Sir John A.—via the U.S.A.
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