The view from Roger Gale’s spacious cedar deck in Vancouver’s upscale Kitsilano neighborhood looks like a middle-class dream. The streets are lined with attractive twoand three-storey homes, and thickly forested mountains tower in the distance across English Bay.
The soothing atmosphere created by Quebec artist Marc-Aurèle Fortin’s watercolor landscapes in an Old Montreal museum provided an attractive—if unlikely—setting for the launching of a political book. But Pierre Trudeau appeared determined to shatter the serenity.By BRUCE WALLACE11 min
Like many Canadian travel agents, Edmonton's Dennis Crawford says that it is becoming increasingly difficult to find airfare bargains for his customers. Crawford, president of Crawford Travel and Accessories Plus Ltd., adds that his company has been hurt by the disappearance of the fierce airline competition that just a year ago led aggressive upstart Wardair Inc. to slash prices as it took on titans Air Canada and Canadian Airlines International Ltd. on Canada's newly deregulated air routes.
Reports of Martin Luther King’s liaisons are nothing new. Under J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI tapped his hotel rooms and obtained damaging material—information that, according to Hoover’s odd notion of national security, was crucial to the republic’s survival.By FRED BRUNING5 min
Just the weekend before, as guest of honor at a Planned Parenthood Federation of America dinner in San Diego, Dr. Henry Morgentaler vowed that when he returned home to Canada, he would challenge Nova Scotia’s law banning abortions outside hospitals.
In Charles Lynch’s hilarious review of my book, he repeatedly accuses me of pro-Grit bias (“Hostess supreme,” Oct. 30), but try telling that to John Turner. And, as a former colleague at Southam News, Mr. Lynch should remember advising me on my story about Pierre Trudeau’s final patronage fling in June, 1984, a story that helped the Tories win a massive majority in the September election.
Here, in three brisk sentences, is the heartfelt credo of the owner of the most opinionated, refreshing, ungrammatical, entertaining, funny and outrageous voice in the normally bland world of televised sports. Don is widely known as Grapes (if his last name were Grapes he’d likely be known as Cherry), and he dislikes Swedish hockey players because it’s his conviction they won’t drop their gloves the way red-blooded Canadian boys do.By TRENT FRAYNE5 min
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