June 28, 1976

Bulldozers Inc. 2829

Bulldozers Inc.

For nearly 30 years, every major energy project in this country, from the trans-Canada pipeline to James Bay, has been engineered by a company called Bechtel
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Rebirth of a nation

The American dream has moved from the boardrooms of Wall Street and back rooms of Washington to the poolsides and barbecues of the New West
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Interview

With Max Ferguson

The jaunty notes of the Clarinet Polka fade for the last time this month, marking the end of a Canadian broadcasting legend: Max Ferguson, alias "Rawhide,” master of many voices, author of a thousand skits, is retiring. A little more than 50 years ago he came to Canada with his English father and Irish mother to settle in London, Ontario.
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The right hand of Trudeau

His title is Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, but Jim Coutts’ real job is keeping the Liberals in power
Robert Altman, mischievous man-child in the promised land 4849
Films

Robert Altman, mischievous man-child in the promised land

“We must be doing something right,” says Henry Gibson, the sequined, power-mad country star in Nashville, “to last 200 years”—clearly director Robert Altman’s cheerfully mocking salute to the energetic vulgarity of American patriotic hype.
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Business

Alberta and Dr. Allard, a marriage obviously made in heaven

The 27-year-old Northgate building was once the skyscraper star of Edmonton’s Jasper Avenue. But now, Alberta has transformed itself into the province that has it all and the seven-storey office tower has shrunk into insignificance. No one but Dr. Charles Allard noticed that Allarco Developments Ltd. has just added it to its growing network of interests.
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Behavior

Smoke if you must—but not here!

After decades of suffering in silence, non-smokers in Canada, like their counterparts elsewhere, have turned suddenly militant, banding into groups and demanding the right to breathe smoke-free air. They are using the courts, parliament, slogans, cold stares and even hot words to force Canada’s seven million smokers to butt out in public places.
The new, improved Pierre Elliott Trudeau 1415
Canada

The new, improved Pierre Elliott Trudeau

Seemingly intent on grabbing the mace, Pierre Trudeau stepped into the aisle of the House of Commons one day this month to defend one of his government’s more controversial proposals—the plan to cut back on Ottawa’s contributions to shared-cost programs with the provinces.
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The unlikely little Aussie who could teach Canadian unions a thing or two

What, pray tell, do Barbara Ward, Buckminster Fuller, Margaret Mead and Jack Mundey have in common? Barbara Ward, of course, is Lady Jackson, the brilliant British economist whose thinking on world problems has earned her the title of Lady Spaceship Earth.
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Culture

The olympic-size problem of keeping body and soul together

Canada’s best-kept secret will be unfolded in Montreal throughout July, and it’ll be something of a wonder if anyone shows up for the telling. The secret is Canada’s Cultural Olympics, the most ambitious national culturefest in our history and one that COJO, the organizing committee beset with its high-profile problems on the sports front, has treated from the start as an ugly duckling, not really part of the Olympic nest at all.
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