July 1, 1971

BRUCE HUTCHISON WRITES AN OPEN LETTER TO PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU 2223

BRUCE HUTCHISON WRITES AN OPEN LETTER TO PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU

You may wonder, if you happen to read this letter, why I should write you in such a cheeky public style. Put it down to an old man’s dithering alarm if you like. Or to a reporter’s professional interest in prime ministers, a hobby as innocent as bird watching, which already has included five of your predecessors, at close range, through more than half a century.
Country Club 3031

Country Club

Indian Valley is an imaginary club, its members are imaginary people, but everything else is real. Fore!
Baby, it was cold inside 3233

Baby, it was cold inside

Eric Kierans reveals how Trudeau froze him out
THE GREENING OF ERICH SEGAL 4041

THE GREENING OF ERICH SEGAL

Being both a classics professor from Yale and the man responsible for Love Story means never having to say you're sorry
Dan George's last stand 2829

Dan George's last stand

The flame from the refinery stack on the south bluff of Burrard Inlet casts a moving reflection across the waters of the fjord that reaches into the innards of Vancouver. Day and night, that wavering flame from the Standard Oil refinery reflects all the way over the mile of water to the north shore of the inlet, where the faded wooden houses of the Burrard Reserve are scattered.
IN 1891, THERE WERE 61,127 PAGANS IN CANADA, ONLY THREE OF WHOM LIVED IN NOVA SCOTIA & OTHER FACTS & FOIBLES FROM OUR FAMILY ALBUM 3233

IN 1891, THERE WERE 61,127 PAGANS IN CANADA, ONLY THREE OF WHOM LIVED IN NOVA SCOTIA & OTHER FACTS & FOIBLES FROM OUR FAMILY ALBUM

Once every 10 years, Canada sits for a family portrait at the hands of the census takers, who form us up in ranks, sort us out, check our pockets, and snap the shutter. The results appear in the Canada Year Book, census reports and statistical summaries that dribble out weeks later.
YOUR VIEW 1415

YOUR VIEW

I think that Peter Newman is definitely heading in the right direction in his effort to make Maclean’s a true reflection of Canada, and I extend sincere best wishes for success in this great undertaking. PREMIER JOSEPH R. SMALLWOOD, ST. JOHN’S I must confess that I had concerns about the possibility of even Peter Newman building a place in Canada for Maclean’s, but on my return last night from 10 days in the Maritimes I read through the May issue and my concerns have dissolved.
BACK TO THE COUNTRY CALENDER 6061

BACK TO THE COUNTRY CALENDER

NEWFOUNDLAND: This is the land of pure discovery. Go there to look around. The experience of passing through villages such as Coachman’s Cove, Parson’s Point and Chimney Cove is unforgettable. If you must, go to St. John’s anytime from July 5 to 31 and attend the Summer Festival of the Arts featuring the voice of Maureen Forrester.
Jon Whyte's Canada 2021

Jon Whyte's Canada

Western identity through the poet’s eye: space, distance, scope and hope
A STAR DANCED AND UNDER THAT WAS STRATFORD BORN 6869
THEATRE

A STAR DANCED AND UNDER THAT WAS STRATFORD BORN

February was especially bad this year. Cold, bleak and ankledeep in grimy, corrosive slush. About mid-month, the brochure from Stratford arrives. For me, opening it is almost a magical rite, like the medieval custom of “Carrying out Death.”
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