April 3, 1965

The case of THE TORTURED TUNESMITHS (or Quick,Watson—the music!) 1415

The case of THE TORTURED TUNESMITHS (or Quick,Watson—the music!)

A PAIR OF YOUNG TORONTONIANS seem to be on the verge of eating away a little more of The Canadian National Inferiority Complex. Their names are Marian Grudeff and Ray Jessel. They are the authors of the new musical Baker Street which, after reasonably unexplosive tryouts in Toronto and Boston, arrived on Broadway a few weeks ago to find that the sophisticated playgoers of Manhattan and environs had plunked down, sight unseen, more than a million dollars to view Sherlock Holmes set to music.
THE PARADOX OF YOUR CAR INSURANCE: EVERYBODY LOSES 89

THE PARADOX OF YOUR CAR INSURANCE: EVERYBODY LOSES

As THE WAILS of anguish from Canadians who own automobiles — five and a half million of us — are already signifying, auto-insurance premiums in 1965 are skyrocketing to new heights. On the average, according to the Canadian Underwriters Association, car insurance across the country will cost 15.3 percent more this year than it did in 1964, or something like twenty-six dollars more per car owner.
When the Saints came marching north 2021

When the Saints came marching north

ON A RAINY JUNE MORNING seventy-eight years ago. the wagons of an American party of fortyone men. women and children lumbered into Canada at a point near today’s Whiskey Gap, Alberta. The teamsters, indifferent to the rain, bared their heads and cried, “Three cheers for our liberty!”
Harold Wilson’s daily gamble with defeat 1213

Harold Wilson’s daily gamble with defeat

AMONG A FORTNIGHT of political conversations in Britain, two episodes stand out in the memory — partly because they seem to contradict each other. One took place in the tiny cluttered office of the Liberal whip, Eric Lubbock. the young “Orpington Man” whose victory in a by-election four years ago set off premature dreams of a Liberal revival in Britain.
What’s wrong with Canada and how to put it right 1617

What’s wrong with Canada and how to put it right

As a new generation of intellectuals sees it, here is
MAILBAG 67

MAILBAG

Does the church believe what it says? / The pink slip is a boomerang / Next in line for poverty?
Robert Thomas Allen’s sentimental journeys 2223

Robert Thomas Allen’s sentimental journeys

A PECULIARITY OF AIR TRAVEL is that you seem to reach your destination without moving, except to walk a few feet to a ramp, or an airport bus, or cross an air-terminal lounge. It’s an illusion that makes the change from London to Paris all the more remarkable.
What Quebec's "primitives" don't know about art is making them rich 1617

What Quebec's "primitives" don't know about art is making them rich

SEVENTY-FIVE-YEAR-OLD Héliodore Bissonnette, of Quebec City, has just created a minor sensation. Ten years ago, after retiring as a salesman of house paints, he bought gouaches and watercolors and began to paint and do collages — lately just from memory as he doesn’t get about much.
ARGUMENT 4849

ARGUMENT

ROY KENNEDY says: Don’t blame the minister for “the comfortable pew”—blame the congregation
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MACLEAN’S REPORTS

BACKSTAGE AT OTTAWA

Who’s a good bet to lead the Quebec Liberal MPs? Nobody
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