The October crisis has passed. We survived it. Now we must think about its effects. We must ask, with these two Quebeckers, one a separatist, one a federalist: Can we survive the aftermath?By PETER DESBARATS21 min
FROM OTTAWA TO the ski slopes of the Canadian Rockies in Jasper National Park is 2,268 miles, or 50 hours and 15 minutes of old-fashioned railroading aboard Canadian National’s Super Continental. And Canadian winters being what they are, no one takes that schedule too literally.By JAMES FLECK12 min
The article on the land-grab is typical of the paranoid pap one expects to see published in Maclean’s, and typically inaccurate. So far as I know, there are no regulations preventing Canadians from buying the Canadian property that the Americans have purchased.
WHEN BRUCE COCKBURN and his wife Kitty drive about the Canadian country-side and into the cities in their camper-truck, bound for Cockburn’s singing engagements at colleges and in coffeehouses and on television programs, they take as their constant companion a large, bounding, handsome, part-lrish wolfhound mongrel dog.By JACK BATTEN10 min
CANADIANS DON’T THINK of themselves as poor — the federal government does. Canadians don’t measure themselves in dollars — the Economic Council of Canada does. The result is that we’re creating a climate of psychological poverty in this country that has little to do with what is really going on; we’re dismissing whole regions as poverty-bound and trying to convince the people of those regions that they are a collective failure, when they don’t see themselves that way at all.By WALTER STEWART10 min
One Canadian out of every six will spend some part of his life in a psychiatric institution. Too often that means confinement in dirty, dismal surroundings, a lack of personal care, an end of hope. In Waterville, NS, that pattern has been shatteredBy G. TORI SALTER8 min
ON THE PRECEDING eight pages we have shown what some people are doing to improve Vancouver. It’s not enough. A few dedicated people cannot change the fact that Vancouver is the nation’s most livable city not because it has been beautifully planned and built, but because of its natural environment.
WE TOOK OUR WINTER holiday in Martinique, to try out our limping French on neutral ground, and found it delightful. You may walk cautiously in Quebec City, wavering between apologetic English and worse French, but you expand in a glow of exuberance in Martinique, where they happen to be straining at their ties with France and welcoming new links with North America.By DORIS FRENCH SHACKLETON7 min
YES, SIR! I AM A CANADIAN, never figured on being anything else. I was born and raised in this country, hard by Lake Huron inside the snow-belt line, and I reckon no matter where I hang my hat in this world being Canadian-born will be a proud fact of my life.By ROBERT LEGGETT6 min
IF THE TWO DOZEN new films opening during this holiday season were foodstuffs, it would be a ghastly smorgasbord. There’s Song Of Norway, an immense marshmallow wholly lacking in nutritional value, There’s A Girl In My Soup is pretty thin gruel, Love Story offers mounds of whipped cream, The Great White Hope chunks of dry, stringy fowl.By JOHN HOFSESS5 min
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