March 14, 1959

BACKSTAGE WITH THE CBC STRIKE 23
BACKSTAGE

BACKSTAGE WITH THE CBC STRIKE

How gentlemen’s dispute turned into labor feud with national significance
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ARTICLES

IS DIEFENBAKER RUNNING A ONE-MAN GOVERNMENT?

Ever since he swept the limping Tories back to power, the PM has been labeled an absolute boss who makes all decisions himself and never asks or takes advice from his cabinet. Is the charge true or false? Maclean's Ottawa editor examines both sides of Ottawa's most fascinating question
Holiday weekend in Ottawa 2021
LEISURE IN CANADA

Holiday weekend in Ottawa

Through the eyes of their three eager children, this Toronto couple got a fresh look at our nation’s capital: the grandeur and tradition of parliament and a lively approach to the arts— with unblinking Mounties and a postcard beauty everywhere
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Parade

Parade

The chilly silly season
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A MACLEAN’S FLASHBACK

MY DAD WAS KING OF THE MEDICINE MEN

Buxom lady minstrels, wrestling bears, high-wire artists and the Battle of Waterloo—Doc Kelley’s Medicine Show had them all. And small-town crowds queued to see them and to gulp the cure-alls that made him a fortune
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Maclean’s Movies

Maclean’s Movies

THESE THOUSAND HILLS: The warm-hearted saloon girl played by tousled Lee Remick in this handsome western is by no means a novelty in hoss-opera but even in her case the story introduces one or two unhackneyed touches, and most of the other characters are more third-dimensional than the usual cardboard “types.”
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Editorial

Let’s not let inflation blind us to unemployment
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ARTICLES

The delicate art of giving the sack

The delicate art of giving the sack has long been recognized as the modern executive’s toughest task. It can be handled with bare knuckles or with velvet gloves, with gusto or with guile. Here are the techniques as recorded by the famous (?) research team of
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PREVIEW

COMING SCRAMBLE FOR PRIVATE TV PLUMS

WITHIN THE next year, half a dozen of Canada’s richest broadcasting plums —TV licenses in cities monopolized till now by the CBC—will be up for grabs. Who'll get them? “A license is a privilege,” Andrew Stewart, chairman of the Board of Broadcast Governors, told Maclean’s.
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ARTICLES

The woman who can do anything

At 65, after bearing 20 children, “Grannie” Labine is reeve of a flourishing Ontario township. This doesi rprise her constituents, who’ve watched her build houses, cook for 600 country eaters, dig ditches and run a farm. They call her
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