September 1, 1972

THE VIEW FROM QUEBEC 67

THE VIEW FROM QUEBEC

A Strong Voice From The Guts Of French Canada
THE DREAM OF ADRIENNE CLARKSON 3233

THE DREAM OF ADRIENNE CLARKSON

Vichyssoise on ice meets crunchy Granola
THE TWO-DOLLAR BETTOR'S BEST FRIEND 4041

THE TWO-DOLLAR BETTOR'S BEST FRIEND

The perspective takes over completely. Ron Turcotte could be appearing in some special production of Little Men. He and everyone else is around five feet high, he a few inches more, some an inch or so less. Everyone is slim, trim, thin, hard, even gaunt.
BOOKS 8889

BOOKS

In Search Of A Native Tongue
THE STORMING OF THE WORLD 2627

THE STORMING OF THE WORLD

It may be coincidence, or it may be natural cause and effect, that the most important discoveries of our time are unfolding in the neighborhood of Boston. Nearby, the Pilgrims made their landfall and unwittingly planted the seeds of a Republic with an unimaginable future. From the steeple of Boston’s Old North Church, on the night of April 18, 1775, a lantern told Paul Revere that the redcoats were coming and next day a brief musket volley at Lexington proclaimed the American Revolution.
FILMS 8485

FILMS

Journey To The End Of The Road
ARE THERE REALLY ANY OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH? 3435

ARE THERE REALLY ANY OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH?

Ottawa, early 1971. A group of worried politicians and bureaucrats meet to plan summer employment for students. Things look bad. The unemployment rate is high and a frightening number of the unemployed are under 25. Young people were uncomfortably noisy the summer before: some near-riots in Regina, trouble in Vancouver . . . And soon those hundreds of thousands of kids would be dumped on the labor market again.
MUSIC 8687

MUSIC

Some Sounds Surviving Still
LAST CHANCE FOR CANADA 3839

LAST CHANCE FOR CANADA

The spring of 1972 may turn out to be the beginning of the end for Canada. The unrest and unhappiness that appear to be increasing in Quebec were highlighted this spring by some serious labor disturbances. And in May, I was shocked by the federal government’s repudiation of the Gray Report and the complete inadequacy of its legislation for coming to grips with the Canadian independence issue.
RADIO 8283

RADIO

Clogging The Air Waves With Noise And Drivel
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