April 4, 1977

Closeup/The World

The collapse OF Britain

Interview

Closeup/Art

The magnificent fraud

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Closeup/The World

The collapse OF Britain

When there is no will, there is no way
Interview 45

Interview

Gregory Baum, the internationally renowned progressive Christian theologian, recently sent shock waves through the Roman Catholic world by resigning from the priesthood. Baum, a member of the Augustinian order for 30 years, had made frequent and hard-hitting attacks on the Vatican’s unwillingness to make reforms in such areas as birth control, married priests, the ordination of women, sexual relations between unmarried couples and between homosexuals.
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Closeup/Art

The magnificent fraud

Tom Keating’s life is imitating art
Politician in exile 4647

Politician in exile

Mackasey fights on, but is anybody listening?
Quebec’s English: a vanishing minority 1819
Canada

Quebec’s English: a vanishing minority

Emerson Hughes was born, grew up and became bilingual in Quebec. The province was home and he wanted to stay. But on November 16, the day after the Parti Québécois election victory, he reluctantly stuck a FOR SALE sign on the lawn of his grey stone house in Montreal’s anglophone West End.
The evil men do should live after them, but not the evil they don’t do 1011
Letters

The evil men do should live after them, but not the evil they don’t do

Since the subcommittee investigating the penitentiaries system in Canada was struck, I have had the opportunity to work at close quarters with John Reynolds, MP (Burnaby-Richmond-Delta). I have found Reynolds to be a hardworking and dedicated committee member with a valuable contribution to make.
Thou shalt have no other gods before thy government-or it’ll fix you good 8081

Thou shalt have no other gods before thy government-or it’ll fix you good

There is something so typically Liberal about the party thrashing wildly around its own skirts, trying to swat what it thinks is a bothersome gnat. The gnat, this time, is the CBC. The Liberal Party ethos, it should be explained, is that they and they alone have the keys to the salvation of Canada.
What’s so surprising about Quebec’s Anglo exodus? They’re just following their money 1415

What’s so surprising about Quebec’s Anglo exodus? They’re just following their money

The real estate broker, a sullen, exasperated man with a bartender’s face and too much Brylcreem in his hair, had finished showing a house on Wood Avenue in lower Westmount recently, when his prospective client, an American engineer just transferred to Montreal, said: “This place doesn’t really suit me.
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The World

India could find it harder living without Gandhi than living with her

After the rejoicing, the reality. Within a week of its “triumph for democracy,” India’s broadly based political alliance, hastily assembled to oust Indira Gandhi, began to look as it if might come apart. Passed over for the vacant prime ministership, Jagjivan Ram, 68-year-old head of Congress for Democracy, a partner in the alliance, toyed with an invitation to join the incoming government.
The man Gulf poured on its troubled waters 6465
Business

The man Gulf poured on its troubled waters

Dark clouds and driving rain outside Jerry McAfee’s corner windows on the thirtyfirst floor emphasize the dramatic industrial landscape of downtown Pittsburgh. But the 60-year-old chairman of Gulf Oil Corporation switches on his large blue eyes and cheerful grin like an electric light as he greets me with southern grace and the news that he’s having a good day.
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Sports

Love your Jays while they're young, Toronto, for the bloom will quickly fade

I don’t know what you plan to do for kicks this summer, but I am going to find some excuse to haul my tired typewriter over to Toronto’s Exhibition Stadium to follow the Blue Jays, if only for a series or two, as they toddle through their first American League season.
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Dance

Good things do come in small packages

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s spirit isn’t easily broken, so that when it happens it’s memorable, like Lloyd Robertson frowning. Since it’s a company of neither false pride nor precious ballerinas, the break, when it came, had nothing to do with stage peformance.
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