January 1, 1971

Quebec: What Now? 0_21
CANADA REPORT

Quebec: What Now?

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?
How Dear Old Jasper Park Is Bumping And Grinding Into The Seventies 4041
LEISURE

How Dear Old Jasper Park Is Bumping And Grinding Into The Seventies

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.
In my town, it’s Canadians who buy up American land! 1617
VIEWS

In my town, it’s Canadians who buy up American land!

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.
From Bruce Cockburn To Youth-A Very Private Message 3637
ENTERTAINMENT

From Bruce Cockburn To Youth-A Very Private Message

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.
The Real Poor In CanadaAnd Why We Don’t Know Who They Are 4445
THE NATIONAL SCENE

The Real Poor In CanadaAnd Why We Don’t Know Who They Are

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.
How Kings County, NS, Found The Cure For Despair 4849
THE NATIONAL SCENE

How Kings County, NS, Found The Cure For Despair

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 shattered
Five wise men who love Vancouver draw up the guidelines that can keep their city livable 3233

Five wise men who love Vancouver draw up the guidelines that can keep their city livable

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.
Bilingualism, Biculturalism, The Beguine, And Blaff! 5253
AT YOUR SERVICE: TRAVEL

Bilingualism, Biculturalism, The Beguine, And Blaff!

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.
If you haven’t made it to the goodies here, you won’t make it anywhere 1213
VIEWS

If you haven’t made it to the goodies here, you won’t make it anywhere

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.
To you, dear reader, from our critic— the best of the season 5859
REVIEWS

To you, dear reader, from our critic— the best of the season

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.
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