July 24, 1965

The BACKWATER WAR that could shake the world

THE ONLY PARTY NOBODY’S MAD AT

WILL THE NDP TURN PARLIAMENT UPSIDE DOWN?

The BACKWATER WAR that could shake the world 2021

The BACKWATER WAR that could shake the world

THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC is a sick, hungry country with half of one percent of Canada’s area, a sixth of Canada’s population, an appallingly high rate of illiteracy, and a per capita income of one hundred dollars a year, most of which is grabbed by the rich.
Next best to being a millionaire: live like oneon a boat 2223

Next best to being a millionaire: live like oneon a boat

ON SUMMER AFTERNOONS, when city dwellers simmer like beans in molasses, I head north out of Toronto to the little port of Lefroy at the southwest tip of Lake Simcoe, where my wife and children are living aboard our thirty-foot motor cruiser Pooka.
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THE ONLY PARTY NOBODY’S MAD AT

WILL THE NDP TURN PARLIAMENT UPSIDE DOWN?

THOMAS CLEMENT DOUGLAS, MP, national leader of the New Democratic Party, has a rhetorical catchphrase that he likes to use at the larger and more euphoric NDP rallies: “Give us seventy seats at the next election, and we’ll turn parliament upside down.
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This is Canada’s instant language

ONE AUTUMN MORNING in 1841 a slight, earnest man set up a blackboard on the banks of the Jack River, three hundred miles north of Winnipeg, and began to mark it with strange designs. Though the Indians gathered around were only mildly curious, they were about to receive one of the white man’s finest legacies — the gift of a written language.
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A PHENOMENON NAMED JENNINGS

PETER JENNJNGS, once of the CBC and CTV, arrived on the American television scene in the same month this year that Jim Aubrey, once the biggest executive on the U. S. TV scene, was kicked off it. And therein may lie a lesson of sorts. Jennings, who was twenty-eight this July and who worked for four years in Canadian public-affairs and news broadcasting, was hired last February at a salary of fifty thousand dollars a year by the American Broadcasting Company, the third largest — after CBS and NBC — of the three U. S. television networks, to perform as the studio anchorman in New York City on its five-evenings-a-week national news telecast.
John Maclure on THE GASPÉ 1617
HOLIDAY TRAILS OF CANADA

John Maclure on THE GASPÉ

THE MOST FAMOUS of all Canada’s holiday routes, Quebec’s Gaspé Trail, girdles an area as big as Belgium and five times as big as Prince Edward Island — an area which, to me, is too old and storied and strange and beautiful to be gulped in great stretches at fifty or sixty miles an hour, and should be enjoyed slowly, in short stretches, like sips of fine wine.
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THE BLACK GHETTO THAT FEARS INTEGRATION

HALIFAX CITY COUNCIL was thunderstruck. The city had been accused, not without justification, of neglecting the Negro slum of Africville for more than one hundred and fifty years. Now, council had made the big decision to raze Africville and move its three hundred and fifty residents into public housing or alternative accommodation in other parts of town.
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MAILBAG

In Joey Smallwood's New, New, New Newfoundland, it is stated that the premier is "putting together the facts about Newfoundland’s mysterious prehistoric ruins, hoping to uncover proof that Eric the Red was at Newfoundland a thousand years ago.”
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MACLEAN'S REVIEWS

ARGUMENT

THERE WERE FOUR of them, on Court of Opinion, the CBC radio show, and they were talking about whether the United Nations was a success. “No,” the lady writer said, “it’s a fake.” If the UN were doing its job, why wasn’t there peace and justice in the world?
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MACLEAN’S REPORTS

CAN SURGERY REFORM SOME CRIMINALS?

CAN YOU CHANGE a man by changing his face? More and more psychotherapy surgeons — as many plastic surgeons now prefer to be called — are beginning to believe you can. When a plastic surgeon named Lorne H. Burdett, of Ottawa, saw how many of his patients blossomed into more confident and convivial personalities after their physical disfigurements were removed, he wondered if similar surgery would reduce antisocial attitudes among criminals with repulsive features.
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