RECENTLY, IN OTTAWA, I ATTENDED a seminar sponsored by the Canadian Teachers' Federation. It was a modest meeting — only eighty Canadian school teachers and officials and a handful of American experts — and it received little public attention.By SIDNEY KATZ19 min
THERE WAS A TIME WHEN DRAMA CRITICS really could fill theatres for bad shows and empty them for good ones; when book reviewers could convince readers that hack writers were literary giants; when editors chased girl reporters around the city room and threw typewriters down the elevator shaft.By Ken Johnstone13 min
ONE FEBRUARY MORNING in 1961 the people of Algeria's largest cities — Algiers, Oran, Constantine and Bône — awoke to find the letters OAS painted on walls, sidewalks, fences. On that morning few Algerians knew even what the letters OAS meant.By Hélène Pilotte12 min
I DON'T VERY OFTEN WORRY about my grandchildren, as the Hon. Howard Green and Dr. James Thomson do when they think about the cold war. I expect our grandchildren will be able to look after the world quite as well as their parents, and that will be considerably better than their grandparents.
When John Diefenbaker was elected leader of the Conservative Party in December, 1956, the Ottawa Coliseum erupted into tumultuous demonstrations. Only one thing was missing: the traditional round of Il a Gagné ses Epaulettes, the French salute for Jolly Good Fellows which they had, for instance, offered even the ultra-Ontario Tory, George Drew, in his farewell address three days earlier.By Peter Gzowski7 min
The deep-running desire of the British for a lasting peace is more unmistakable than ever this spring. After a generation of living on the brink of war. real and threatened, they are more than ready to meet halfway anyone who is talking peace.By Leslie F. Hannon7 min
GRAND PRIX racing, the sternest test of the world’s best drivers and the ultimate spectacle for sports’ most fervent fans, was just a word to Canadians until 1961. Then 27 international and Canadian stars took to the twisting 2.4 miles of the world’s newest track — Mosport (as in motor-sport).
Some of the rights of citizens under the common law are being whittled away in a mass of new regulatory statutes, a committee of Ontario lawyers has concluded after a study of provincial laws. Next August, at the annual meeting of the Canadian Bar Association, the same committee will report on the extent to which the same disturbing trend appears in federal legislation.By JANE BECKER4 min
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