July 1, 1975

HOW'RE YOU GONNA KEEP HIM DOWN ON THE FARM? 1011
AGRICULTURE

HOW'RE YOU GONNA KEEP HIM DOWN ON THE FARM?

When I was a kid, my father dabbled in broiler chickens on a 100-acre farm in Grey County, Ontario. From Monday until Thursday he ran a small pharmaceutical business in Toronto and on Fridays he picked me up from school and drove north to sweat and shovel with Erroll, the Danish man who looked after the poultry during the week.
THE MAN WHO TOLD QUEBEC THE TRUTH 6263

THE MAN WHO TOLD QUEBEC THE TRUTH

Checking out smoke, Robert Cliche found fire
THE SEVENTIES BELONG TO LOUGHEED 1819

THE SEVENTIES BELONG TO LOUGHEED

Because Alberta has oil and Peter has Alberta
ASPIRING TO THE WORKING CLASS 8081
LABOR

ASPIRING TO THE WORKING CLASS

My income has quadrupled in the past 10 years. It’s enough to make me middle class, a member of a small and privileged elite. But as I go around hammer in hand patching up my ramshackle old semidetached house (I am privileged in that I own a house at all) I don’t feel much kinship with the rich people I see driving their Rolls and Mercedes cars downtown, people who hire black nannies and Portuguese housekeepers and carpenters and housepainters to do their work.
THE GOOD WORKS OF EMMETT HALL 3435

THE GOOD WORKS OF EMMETT HALL

A judge’s casebook
THE BEST DAMN JAZZ PIANO IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD 7879
MUSIC

THE BEST DAMN JAZZ PIANO IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD

He seems never to have expended a moment of his creative energies on the Canadian pastime of agonizing over one’s identity. Perhaps that is because he is black, and thus always was a “different” Canadian. Yet when black militancy began dividing the American jazz world, he remained apart, perhaps because he is a Canadian, and once dismissed its first article of faith — that no white man could play “authentic” jazz — as a “lot of junk.”
SHOYAMA: A SOCIALIST BECOMES NO. 2 BUREAUCRAT 45
POLITICS

SHOYAMA: A SOCIALIST BECOMES NO. 2 BUREAUCRAT

Every now and then, the Liberal government does something so clearly and perfectly right that it has to be an accident. Take the appointment of Thomas K. Shoyama (above) as Deputy Minister of Finance. He has not been in the job long enough to have had much impact; outsiders, therefore, cannot yet tell what Prime Minister Trudeau wrought when he elevated Shoyama, but insiders know.
CONFESSIONS OF A CAMP COUNSELOR 4849

CONFESSIONS OF A CAMP COUNSELOR

How I misspent my summer vacations
A FEW WORDS ON BEHALF OF MUM 89
WOMEN

A FEW WORDS ON BEHALF OF MUM

If she couldn’t actually be a boy she would at least have liked a brother. Preferably older. You know the picture: Daddy in a suit, Mummy in an apron, Big Brother with a baseball glove, Kid Sister with a doll, all beaming at each other over bowls of cereal inside magazines.
IT NEVER RAINS ON BERNIE SLADE 4243

IT NEVER RAINS ON BERNIE SLADE

Except, maybe, pennies from heaven
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