April 5, 1976

Not to mention Morenz, The Boomer and Big Pete. In the watered-down world of professional hockey, only Les Canadiens have kept the faith 2829
Newsy to Rocket to Guy

Not to mention Morenz, The Boomer and Big Pete. In the watered-down world of professional hockey, only Les Canadiens have kept the faith

History doesn’t record whether John McCrae ever saw the Montreal Canadiens play hockey; he might have. The club was founded in 1909, when McCrae was practising medicine in Montreal. A battle surgeon who died of pneumonia in France in 1918, McCrae was a native of Guelph, Ontario, whose name will live forever as the author of In Flanders Fields.
Interview 45
Interview

Interview

With Pauline McGibbon
In theory the primaries determine the two men who will fight for the championship, but mostly they decide who won’t 4243
The Presidential play-offs

In theory the primaries determine the two men who will fight for the championship, but mostly they decide who won’t

The man was slightly gassed. The blue eyes in a plump and pleasant face looked a little out of focus. The rumpled seersucker suit teetered gently with its owner on the barstool. Still, he was not so much drunk as puzzled. “What 1 want to know,” he asked anybody in general, “is what the hell does it all mean?” His fellow patrons of the Everglades Hotel in downtown Miami exchanged uneasy glances: he had us there.
He didn’t need any more money. He needed immortality. And that’s what the Olympic Village will give him, one way or another 3435
Zappia the Magnificent

He didn’t need any more money. He needed immortality. And that’s what the Olympic Village will give him, one way or another

With one quick, decisive swing, Joseph Zappia sweeps them all away. The complainers, whiners, doubters. The people with small ideas and petty plans. The journalists looking for scandals, chipping away at his reputation. Especially the ones dumping on his baby, the Olympic Village.
It seemed like a good Idea at the time, and it was 8b9
Letters

It seemed like a good Idea at the time, and it was

We are now in our sixtieth year of marriage and ready for a retirement home. I came across the article we read in a 1934 issue of Maclean’s that has been responsible for our very wonderful life. We had been living in Kapuskasing, Ontario, when we read Why Live In A City? (February 1, 1934) one winter night when it was 60 below. At once we decided we were going to live in wonderful British Columbia.
Ottawa giveth, Ottawa taketh away 2021
Canada

Ottawa giveth, Ottawa taketh away

The principle of distributing the nation’s wealth is as old as Confederation and has long been accepted as a responsibility of the federal government. Through a variety of grants and subsidies, taxes and exemptions, Ottawa takes from the rich and gives to the poor.
Easterners may not have noticed yet, but part of the Liberal Party is missing 7677
Allan Fotheringham

Easterners may not have noticed yet, but part of the Liberal Party is missing

It may be rather hard to swallow at one gulp but consider this (and jiggle a bit at the juicy prospect): the Liberals could be finished as a national party. It is hard to imagine, one realizes, this vast nation bereft of the delicate nuances of the parliamentary gavotte as perfected by the Grits (one mincing step forward,twoswiftly side-ways and one gravely back), the sleight-of-hand transfer of portly pork-barrelers into the oblivion of the Senate, the lofty arrogance that is a Liberal’s chief charm.
Pussy and the prince 5657
Business

Pussy and the prince

Publish and be damned: the media as the message nobody wants to receive 1616a

Publish and be damned: the media as the message nobody wants to receive

Quite apart from its political and legal implications, the so-called judges’ affair has once again demonstrated the importance of an independent press in a free society. Had it not been for newspapers, particularly the Toronto Globe and Mail, which first published details of federal ministers’ improper conversations with members of the judiciary, the issue would still be hidden away in the memories and locked correspondence files of the people directly involved.
Rhodesia: the ‘white man’s burden’ gets heavier and heavier 5051
The World

Rhodesia: the ‘white man’s burden’ gets heavier and heavier

An ominous political storm continues to build over southern Africa, threatening to engulf white-ruled Rhodesia in interracial warfare. While Rhodesian troops skirmish almost daily with Mozambique-based insurgents, the pressures mount on Prime Minister Ian Smith, that steadfast foe of majority rule who has turned a deaf ear to his critics for more than a decade.
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