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.By BRUCE HUTCHISON23 min
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.By Allan Fotheringham15 min
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.By WALTER STEWART12 min
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.
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.
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.”By FRANK McENANEY5 min
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