Make the money prettier The Bank of Canada, in its wisdom, has reissued the Canadian $10 bill. Her Majesty The Queen has been dethroned in favor of Sir John A. Macdonald and on the flip side the view of the Rocky Mountains has been replaced by a petrochemical plant in Sarnia, Ontario.
Another Goin’ Down The Road smash hit, starring Anne Murray, the Maritime Mafia and a host of other swell folks The CNR’s Ocean Limited pulls out of Halifax at eleven-thirty every morning and heads north for Upper Canada. It reaches Montreal at seventhirty the next morning.By BILL HOWELL18 min
His name is Robert Stanfield, he’s from Truro, NS, and he grew up big in underwear “Truro is a place of preeminent beauty, and when its blooming valley first burst on my view I thought of the words of St. John. 'I saw a new Heaven and a new earth.’ I have conversed with travelers who have been in England, in the United States, and in Canada, who all declared that they had scarcely ever seen a more lovely spot than the Village of Truro.” — The Memorials of the Reverend John Sprott, in 1847By HARRY BRUCE18 min
Why Nova Scotia’s Hank Snow Ain’t Comin’ Home No More The first thing you notice going south is the haircuts. It’s not simply that they’re short. Northern drawing-room fantasists have always decorated their gimcrack vision of the south with nail-clipper crews and shocked toothbrush hair.By JO DURDEN-SMITH16 min
Robert Stanfield defines and defends Robert Stanfield Robert Stanfield is Canada’s most visible political alternative to Pierre Trudeau. And yet he has not been taken seriously. Not by the press; not by major sections of the electorate; not even, in a public way, by himself.By JOHN AITKEN14 min
He is 20 pounds overweight, wheezes like an asthmatic factory whistle, smokes more than a pack of cigarettes a day — and he’s worried about our health? He is the Minister of National Health and Welfare and quite obviously the personification of some of his department’s more pressing problems.By LAWRENCE MARTIN13 min
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