May 31, 1976

Trouble in Eatonia

Trouble in Eatonia

Flunking French

Flunking French

Interview

Interview

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Trouble in Eatonia

Trouble in Eatonia

Behind the doors of the oldest department store in the country, the swingers are battling the squares, and until one side wins the Eaton’s Idea is nowhere
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Flunking French

Flunking French

The government’s billion-dollar bilingualism program is not entirely a failure. More civil servants than ever can now order a meal in a French restaurant
Interview 45
Interview

Interview

With Claude Taylor
Jimmy Carter saves 3435
Jimmy Carter saves

Jimmy Carter saves

America is looking for a messiah, which is why the former governor of Georgia will probably win the Democratic nomination, and maybe even the Presidency
The sovereign state of RCMP? 1819
Canada

The sovereign state of RCMP?

One afternoon in mid-May, Maurice Nadon, Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, was due to make a statement on gun controls to the House of Commons justice committee. He had been invited to appear before the committee at the suggestion of the Conservatives, who oppose gun controls and hoped the Mounties would support their stand (former RCMP Commissioner L. H. Nicholson, for example, is a leading spokesman for the gun lobby in Canada).
If Ottawa was playing its usual game, it should never have made Berger the umpire 6465

If Ottawa was playing its usual game, it should never have made Berger the umpire

The scene in the movie depicts a rugged, casual man, shirt open at the neck, jacket tossed nonchalantly over his arm. He has a solemn, dignified voice. Later, another shot catches him energetically playing baseball under the midnight sun with natives of the Northwest Territories.
Now that we’ve found Canadian culture what are we going to do with it? 1415

Now that we’ve found Canadian culture what are we going to do with it?

Critic Robert Fulford remarked recently that a generation of English-speaking Canadians grew up believing that the best and brightest would eventually graduate from Canada: real things happened elsewhere. During the Forties and Fifties, this perception defined what happened—or rather what failed to happen—in Canadian culture.
Against the mass opinion, there’s always a cat who walks by himself 4647
Business

Against the mass opinion, there’s always a cat who walks by himself

Like a restless vampire with staring eyes, beard and wild hair, Ian McAvity prowls in the dead of night through his silent Victorian town house in Toronto’s Cabbagetown, a tumult of conflicting memories, ideas and reflections.
It’s the thought that counts 6061
Books

It’s the thought that counts

From earlier days I remember the border as something frightening. Wrapped in my memory with all those idiot questions to my mother and me (age six or 10) about whether we were now or ever had been Communists, it was a place to stay away from, 5,526.6 undefended miles of it notwithstanding.
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The World

A few reasons why the sun now sets regularly on the British Empire

If the Mother of Parliaments was blushing, it was understandable. Not since the Profumo affair of 1963 had the corridors and lobbies of Britain’s House of Commons buzzed with such shocking gossip about hanky-panky in high places. Urbane, witty Jeremy Thorpe had been hounded out of the Liberal Party leadership by innuendo (a former male model claimed to have had a homosexual relationship with Thorpe; other Liberal MPS acknowledged having paid the ex-model to keep quiet, even though Thorpe strenuously denied the allegation) and onetime financial whiz John Stonehouse, MP, was on trial in what promised to be one of the most bizarre fraudand-conspiracy cases to come before the British courts in years.
Why were they in Vietnam? It all started with LBJ’s grandmother... 5859
Books

Why were they in Vietnam? It all started with LBJ’s grandmother...

Doris Kearns may have thought it a woman’s prerogative to change her mind but her publishers were not so chauvinistic. Back in 1970 Kearns was a Harvard academic in search of tenure. Basic Books’ Erwin Glikes was a publisher after a good book.
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