February 7, 1977

Interview 45

Interview

With CBC president Al Johnson
Defender of the faith 3637
Closeup

Defender of the faith

Can John Roberts convert the Anglo hordes?
Who rules the waves? 2627
Closeup

Who rules the waves?

A 200-mile limit is easier to impose than enforce
Unveiling Carole Laure 3233
Closeup

Unveiling Carole Laure

Even the New Quebec is no substitute for Hollywood
Racism? You can’t argue with the facts 1819
Canada

Racism? You can’t argue with the facts

The group of about 100 demonstrators seemed oblivious to the blowing snow and bitter cold late last month as they marched sombrely through Toronto’s crowded Chinatown toward City Hall. As startled Saturday afternoon shoppers looked on, they chanted: “Death to racists.
Letters 1213

Letters

If they don’t like the rules, let them go and find another game
Reports of Jean Drapeau’s demise are, it seems, no longer exaggerated 5051
Cities

Reports of Jean Drapeau’s demise are, it seems, no longer exaggerated

With the death of Chicago’s Richard Daley, Montreal Mayor Jean Drapeau is virtually the last of the big city autocrats in North America. Excepting the years 1957-60, he has ruled his city with unchecked authority since 1954. But the erosion of power that began with the creation of the Olympic Installations Board to bring the Olympic construction program under control has accelerated with the election of the Parti Québécois.
Pro hockey has been operating like there’s no tomorrow. Well, there is 4445
Sports

Pro hockey has been operating like there’s no tomorrow. Well, there is

The dire event had been predicted for so long that when it finally materialized last month, nobody seemed especially distraught. Poised on the brink of an historic collapse, the National Hockey League’s ailing Cleveland franchise went begging to league governors for $600,000.
In the brokerage business, bigger may not be better—but it’s inevitable 4647
Business

In the brokerage business, bigger may not be better—but it’s inevitable

Canada’s stockbrokers have for some time been coupling with and devouring each other with an abandon normally associated with obscure creatures that dwell at the bottom of the sea. Firms merge, take each other over, split up and die. The phenomenon is normally attributed to low volume, poor markets and shifts in the pattern of business, and will probably only get worse with the threat of lower, or even negotiated, commission rates.
Clark has little going for him save one thing: the people seem to know what they don’t want 6465
Culture

Clark has little going for him save one thing: the people seem to know what they don’t want

There is a wispy quality to Joe Clark. You try to take hold of the image, the personage, and he is elusive. The fingers grasp, looking for something substantial, and instead waft through the smokelike wraith. There is nothing you can pin down, wrestle to earth, analyze, dissect, examine or massage.
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