April 19, 1976

Till divorce do us part 2627
Canada

Till divorce do us part

In the past 10 years the divorce rate in Canada quintupled, and the trend continues. Is marriage dying? What are the alternatives?
Poly-killer 3233
Canada

Poly-killer

‘I think I have cancer,’ Hilarion Blais said, and two big tears rolled down his cheeks. Ten weeks later he died, one more victim of the Chemical Age
Interview 45
Interview

Interview

With Dr. Wilder Penfield
Agreat leap forward 4041
Canada

Agreat leap forward

Before the revolution, the women of China were merely men’s property. Now they hold up half the sky
An eye for an eye? Or something else? 1819
Canada

An eye for an eye? Or something else?

The letter to Tory MP Heward Grafftey was impassioned and to the point: “Abolish capital punishment and I hope you and your loved ones are the victims of these selfsame killers you are protecting.” That message from a Quebec voter last month and similar letters to other opponents of the death penalty left Canada’s parliamentarians with no doubts about the intensity of a swing back to the retentionist mood of the 1950s, when seven in 10 Canadians favored execution for murder.
The World 4445
World News

The World

The old tiger prevails again, but his enemies grow bolder
Shall we dump ’em, Mr.Sinclair? The pleasure’s mine, Mr.Clyne 6869
Allan Fotheringham

Shall we dump ’em, Mr.Sinclair? The pleasure’s mine, Mr.Clyne

There are great moments in human theater that deserve to be enshrined on film. Unfortunately for future historians, the documentary cameras of the National Film Board are not yet allowed into the fusty confines of the British Columbia Legislature where bored lawmakers, leaning backward in their yawns, can feast their eyes on the frieze of well endowed plaster nudes that decorates the upper reaches of the chamber.
Trudeau, eight years later: very much the king, very little the philosopher 1213
Robert Lewis

Trudeau, eight years later: very much the king, very little the philosopher

When the Liberals inaugurated Pierre Trudeau in 1968, the new Prime Minister saw the beginning of“a series of decades in Canada where politics will be a different kind of game.” Just how different has become clear in Trudeau’s first eight years in office—a milestone or millstone, depending on the beholder, that will be reached on April 20. In large part, the new game is played by the rule: say one thing—do the other.
Can you be sure if it’s GSW? 5051
Business

Can you be sure if it’s GSW?

The Tory convention: Maclean’s called It the way he saw it 1011
Letters

The Tory convention: Maclean’s called It the way he saw it

While my view of Maclean’s is a little jaundiced since the axing of Time Canada, I would like to recognize that Ian Urquhart and Michael Enright provided a better account of the PC leadership convention (March 8) than others I have read. Other commentators seemed unable to escape superficial labels and their own desire to interpret events in terms of (eagerly awaited) ideological and racial divisions in order to see common ground between Clark and Stevens.
Death by any other name... 6667
Books

Death by any other name...

A year into Chilean president Salvador Allende’s late, lamented “revolution in democracy,” Allende’s friend Fidel Castro came to have a look. After a 25-day visit that exhausted his hosts, he told Chileans it would be slow work. The installation of socialism would take 50 years, maybe more.
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