March 22, 1976

AS THE PORCUPINES OF PICTOU COUNTY AND THE LIBERALS OF OTTAWA KNOW, THE WRATH OF ELMER MacKAY CAN BE A TERRIBLE THING INDEED 2627
The Sky Shops man

AS THE PORCUPINES OF PICTOU COUNTY AND THE LIBERALS OF OTTAWA KNOW, THE WRATH OF ELMER MacKAY CAN BE A TERRIBLE THING INDEED

s Port Bickerton sits in a cut of land on the Atlantic side of Nova Scotia up the eastern coast from Halifax about 75 miles. It is a fishing village of 500 people who run their lives according to the catch and the season. When the catch is good and the season gentle, life is prosperous.
THE WORLD’S MOST WANTED MAN IS A 26-YEAR-OLD PLAYBOY TERRORIST WHOSE NEXT TARGET COULD BE MONTREAL 3637
Carlos

THE WORLD’S MOST WANTED MAN IS A 26-YEAR-OLD PLAYBOY TERRORIST WHOSE NEXT TARGET COULD BE MONTREAL

The British press loves to dress its villains in nicknames, and a few months ago, when they needed an appropriate moniker for the world’s most wanted man, there was one so handy and apt it might have been made for the occasion. They took it from the main character of the British best-selling thriller, Frederick Forsyth’s The Day Of The Jackal, and they gave it to the man who stands these days at the very pinnacle of world terrorism.
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Interview

Interview

With ED SCHREYER
THE SHORT PENANCE OF BUD DRURY 1819
Canada

THE SHORT PENANCE OF BUD DRURY

Given the national concern about inflation and money, it was darkly appropriate this month that a bitter dispute between the federal government and a judge over payment of a lawyer’s steep bill led to a parliamentary crisis with its own heavy price tags: the proffered resignation of 13-year cabinet veteran Bud Drury, its surprise refusal by the Prime Minister and a disturbing look at ministerial approaches to judges that forced Trudeau to ban similar direct contact in future by his colleagues.
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Letters

RUSSIA: UNDER ANY NAME, IT’S STILL A TYRANNY

If Dev Murarka is not careful, he will soon be wooed from the pages of Canada’s newsmagazine to become an editorial writer for Pravda. With a sweep of the pen in Leonid Brezhnev: A Plodder’s Progress (February 23), Murarka manages to mask or completely unmake some of the most hideous aspects of Soviet society.
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Dullsville-on-the-Rideau: if Ottawa were a woman, nobody’d invite her to parties

It happens as soon as you get off the plane, walk stiff-legged across 20 yards of frigid tarmac and enter the Ottawa airport terminal. It hits me in the face each time as surely as if it were a tepid facecloth. It is the miasma of Ottawa. My blood congeals, my heart sinks, my pulse rate slows, a melancholy lassitude overcomes me.
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Bran in every bowl! Nudes on every stamp! It’s kooks-for-president time again

“The state of the union may be summed up in one word: constipation. What this country needs is a little bran. I will recommend reorganizing the food and drug administration, putting in our best nutritionalist doctors, so they can get the flour mills to put back in our bread or flour the bran it takes to keep us healthy, also outlaw all synthetic preservatives and dyes used to sell junk food.”
Give-’Em-Hell Pierre 1819
Canada

Give-’Em-Hell Pierre

In some political backrooms in Quebec, the joual expression “donnez-y-la-claque” serves as a catchphrase for a bravura, give’em-the-gears performance. That is the best characterization of the remarkable, 80-minute speech Pierre Trudeau unloaded on Liberal partisans in Quebec City earlier this month.
LAYTON, THE LION OF JUDAISM, FEEDING CHRISTIANS TO HIMSELF 6465
Books

LAYTON, THE LION OF JUDAISM, FEEDING CHRISTIANS TO HIMSELF

His determination to set mankind straight is made bearable by the suspicion that while his heart yearns for the Categorical Imperative, his hand pats the ass of a 17-year-old. Still, rambunctious and lascivious Irving Layton is the only major and influential Canadian poet who has worked at making consistent moral and political sense.
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The World

The princess who didn’t live happily ever after

“Only a month before her fiftieth birthday the Queen is facing the most difficult personal and constitutional dilemma of her 23-year reign,” proclaimed the London Daily Mirror early this month. “The questions are: How can she solve ‘The Snowdon Problem’? Should she change her hitherto inflexible attitude toward divorce within the royal family?” The occasion was an outburst of comment in the British press, unprecedented in its frankness, on the subject of the Queen’s turbulent younger sister, 45-year-old Princess Margaret.
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