THE CASE OF Petras Misevicius was so incidental that it rated a scant two inches on the back pages of one Toronto newspaper. Misevicius, 43, of no fixed address other than a slum-area bargain-clothing store he sometimes visited, was arrested at 8.55 a.m. last July 10 on a downtown Toronto street.By DOUGLAS MARSHALL21 min
THE CONFRONTATION is inevitable, so you might as well be ready for it. This man is going to phone you, say he’s a friend of a friend of an old fraternity brother or something like that, and ask to drop around to talk about Investments. He'll come to your office, attacheé case in hand, looking like an ex-wing commander or an ex-ski instructor, and take you out for a big lunch.By ALEXANDER ROSS18 min
is one of the magistrates who administer criminal law in Canada. He’s an authoritarian. He has denied drunks time to pay fines. He gave an arsonist a sentence that was longer than a life term. He sentenced a deaf-mute girl to jail. He wanted to deport an immigrant who stole a purse. So is he the worst magistrate in Canada? Or maybe the best?By ALAN EDMONDS15 min
The blue-grey Irish eyes were smiling with confidence. The engaging, I'm-on-your-side grin that punctuates his conversation like white exclamation marks was at its radiant best. John Turner, 39, the dashing young man of the Liberal machine, was briefed and ready to rewrite the antiquated annals of Canadian justice.
WHEN THE FATHERS of Confederation built this country in 1867, there was universal agreement among all Canadians, Englishand French-speaking, that there was no place for the American Dream on the northern half of this continent. In 1776 we embraced the United Empire Loyalists and rejected George Washington’s Revolutionary Army by force of arms.By LARRY ZOLF10 min
IN THE THIN, SHARP air of the high sierras even the tolling of the bells seems to carry differently. They are calling the Indians to early mass, and behind their clanging is the gong-like sound of the cathedral’s largest bell, the Maria Angola.By IAN ADAMS8 min
I DON’T KNOW WHAT you look like. We will not meet. I don’t know how old you are. About my age, I would guess, which is 41. I don't know how many kids you have. I have two. My daughter is 15. and my son is 12. You have a 12-year-old son also. My son was born in Ghana, and there was no doctor present.By MARGARET LAURENCE6 min
Call Them Canadians produced by Lorraine Monk (Queen's Printer, $10): This casual, candid photograph album of contemporary Canadians is notable for its honesty and for the skill of its photographers. Occasionally witty, often poignant and always tasteful, it displays a good cross-section of young and old, rich and poor, happy and disillusioned, natives and immigrants.
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