On December 21, 1978, Mr. Justice Wishart Spence, 75, having reached the mandatory age, was duly retired from the Supreme Court bench. At a small ceremony in the black walnut panelled courtroom Justice Minister Marc Lalonde faced the nine-member Supreme Court and delivered a short speech to Spence in appreciation of his 15 years of service on the Court.By Barbara Amiel14 min
The immediate problem is to find his footing. In the haste to change from the dignified Speaker of the House of Commons into the scrappy member of Parliament for Sudbury, James Jerome has forgotten his galoshes back in Ottawa. So now he moves with the uncertainty of leather on ice up Durham Street, head bowed to a glass-slivered wind from the north.By Roy MacGregor11 min
The article Southern Sheriffs: Less Misbehavin' (Jan. 15) was informative and well written. It gave me an insight into what is happening in the U.S. southern states as it relates to changes in law enforcement. This story is relevant to any Canadian heading south or for those who visit the southern U.S. on a regular basis.
The scene was long ago and far away, in Zurich back in 1957, when Dr. D. Ewen Cameron, described by one colleague as “the godfather of Canadian psychiatry,” rose to present his startling and severe new treatment for schizophrenia. Some members of his distinguished audience at the Second International Congress for Psychiatry, which included the grand old man of the profession, Dr. Carl Jung, seemed surprised by Cameron’s harsh “de-patterning” techniques, but he was not rattled.By Julianne Labreche5 min
It was no honeymoon for actor Art Carney, when he and co-stars Maureen Stapleton (Interiors), Lew Ayres (Damien-Omen II) and Margaret Hamilton arrived in Vancouver to find themselves four characters in search of a set. They were there to shoot Letters from Frank, a TV movie in which Carney plays the part of a newspaper employee being forced into retirement.By Jane O’Hara5 min
Salome Bey, who on Broadway has played God’s Mother, has traded in her diadem for a red dress and feathers. The star of Indigo, an allblack cabaret revue that, since it opened last October, has been drawing capacity crowds to Basin Street, a Toronto jazz venue, Bey has quit the land of healin’ water and is singing about bootleg liquor, champagne and wine.By David Livingstone4 min
The most useful weapon in politics is spurious anger. Those who cannot manufacture passion cannot generate it in the voters. John Diefenbaker, naturally, was the best proof of that, able on a moment’s notice to summon giant buckets of outrage that took hours to empty, word by word.By Allan Fotheringham4 min
Wictory Villa differs little from its neighbors on the palm-shaded hillside rising above the Mediterranean port of Algiers. Yet behind the peeling whitewash, Black Panther Eldridge Cleaver was once sheltered and LSD guru Timothy Leary once visited.By David Baird4 min
Some two million people around the world—190,000 of them in Canada—have learned the technique of sitting quietly, closing their eyes and reciting a “mantra”—a daily exercise designed to clear the mind of random thoughts and attune it to enter a state of deep relaxation.By Claire Gerus4 min
Flair has never been one of French Prime Minister Raymond Barre’s strong points. His personality is routinely described as “uncharismatic.” His portly, earnest figure, making its regular pronouncements on the French economy, has become such a cartoonists’ delight that even he was moved to dub himself “a round square.”By Marci McDonald4 min
"Face the facts of life,” exhorts the male voice-over in two paid public-education TV messages from the Ontario ministry of community and social services which are saturating the airwaves until the end of March over every commercial TV station in the province.By Penney Kome4 min
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