CANADA’S NEW political party, which the Canadian Labor Congress and the CCF have been incubating for a year and a half, is still a long way from hatching but is beginning to make audible rattles in its shell. On the last weekend in August about five hundred people, some of them delegates of labor and CCF groups and some invited guests speaking only for themselves, will meet in Winnipeg for a three-day seminar to discuss the name, nature and purposes of this embryonic party of the left.By BLAIR FRASER6 min
Behind its respectable facade, the Toronto Stock Exchange is a rowdy casino where a stenographer may win a fortune or a tycoon may lose his shirt. It’s also an essential source of vitality for Canada’s expanding economyBy ALAN PHILLIPS17 min
The recession’s over, but several hundred thousand Canadians —from free-loading frauds to serious distress cases—are drawing unemployment insurance. What’s more, says Maclean’s Ottawa editor, nobody is likely to do much about it. Here’s whyBy Blair Fraser16 min
The home town of our most famous theatre lacks night clubs and exotic restaurants but offers other kinds of glamour and excitement — white swans, picnic tables under weeping willows and the high tragedy and broad comedy of ShakespeareBy Ian Sclanders15 min
In their scarlet fezzes and bulging pantaloons, the fun-loving Shriners can quickly reduce a whole city to tears of exasperation and mirth. But the $120 million they’ve spent on hospitals for crippled children proves they’reBy MCKENZIE PORTER13 min
Leaving problems of the mentally ill to others while he pioneers a clinic for the mentally well, this Montreal psychiatrist is finding that the majority of people are not only quite fit but are highly capable of staying that wayBy KEN LEFOLII12 min
ANATOMY OF A MURDER: A topnotch courtroom drama, adapted from the popular novel by Robert Traver. Lee Remick, one of Hollywood’s more plausible temptresses, portrays an armycamp wife whose jealous husband, a lieutenant, is on trial for killing the man who raped her.By CLYDE GILMOUR3 min
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