May 1, 1967

WHY GOOD TEACHERS DON’T “TEACH” ANY MORE 3435

WHY GOOD TEACHERS DON’T “TEACH” ANY MORE

“Sit down. Memorize. And be quiet”—that’s how teachers used to teach. Many still do. But classroom revolutionaries like Helen Bumphrey, at left, are changing all that. And school will never be the same again—if we’re lucky
The lingering death of the family house 813

The lingering death of the family house

If you don’t own a house by now, there’s a strong chance you never will. That’s the central, disturbing fact about the most widespread—and least understood—social revolution of our times
"The worst network of criminals ever known in Canada” 3637

"The worst network of criminals ever known in Canada”

For 10 years Quebec has been swept by gangland brutality, arson, phony bankruptcies and murder. The worst may be over—but the full dimensions of the terror may never be known. Here’s a behind-the-headlines report on what’s been called
MAILBAG 8889

MAILBAG

Life with a tiger / Make us honest!
HOW THE U.S. COULD RUIN CANADA 2021

HOW THE U.S. COULD RUIN CANADA

Will Canada’s determined stand in the contentious Mercantile Bank affair trigger American retaliation? Just how independent of the U.S. can we really afford to be without inviting economic disaster? What could an angry Washington do to us? Here are the dangers we face as the vulnerable neighbor of a giant
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LOUIS RIEL

A new Canadian opera retells the tragedy of
LORNE GREENE 1819

LORNE GREENE

That wise, strong, brave, firm face has made him the whole world’s father-figure—but not in his own plush-lined mansion in Beverly Hills
Hubert Aquin in Switzerland: ONE SEPARATIST TOO MANY 48b48c

Hubert Aquin in Switzerland: ONE SEPARATIST TOO MANY

Hubert Aquin, a Québécois and a separatist, was arrested in Montreal in June 1964 charged with carrying a concealed weapon. He was eventually acquitted of the charge, but while he awaited trial in a mental hospital (he’d been remanded for psychiatric observation) he wrote a bizarre spy novel, Prochain Episode, excerpts of which appeared in the June 4, 1966, issue of Maclean’s.
CANADA IN 2067 7071

CANADA IN 2067

You’ll get a new body when your old one wears out, live in towers, speak a universal language. There’ll be no wars—or privacy. And you’ll stand loyally to attention for the anthem, God Save Our Machines
GOOD-BY, DOBBIN, THE WORLD'S GOT WHEELS 7677

GOOD-BY, DOBBIN, THE WORLD'S GOT WHEELS

IN AUGUST 1917 The Farmer's Magazine, published in Toronto, carried an advertisement that wondered in big, bold type, "IS THE HORSE DOOMED?” The product advertised was a remedy for horse colic, but the doom referred to wasn’t brought on by colic or any other animal disease.
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