IT BEGINS TO TOOK as if “hidden reports" in one form or another are a chronic occupational hazard of big government, no matter what party is in office. When Prime Minister Diefenbaker made the phrase famous in the election campaign, it wasn't quite clear what he meant by the word “hidden.”By BLAIR FRASER5 min
For two centuries most Canadians have regarded Quebec as an unchanging peasant society, slow to accept new ideas and wholly obedient to the parish priest. Now a brilliant young social scientist and teacher named Philippe Garigue has stirred up a lively and heated controversy by claiming it just isn’t soBy Robert Olson20 min
Ivy may not yet grow on its walls, but the niversity of Saskatchewan has already turned out the world’s first cobalt bomb, ur current prime minister and the best Rhodes scholars from anywhere— not to mention the Intensely Vigorous College NineBy JOHN CLARE16 min
In this uncensored tale of the war at sea the nation will learn for the first time the harrowing and hilarious connection between Seasickness simply did not exist, the navy medics ruled. Then one stormy day in 1941 . . .By JOHN RHODES STURDY15 min
SOME CAME RUNNING: An unexpectedly lively screen edition of James Jones’ obese novel. Frank Sinatra portrays a sardonic ex-GI who goes back home to Indiana and grapples with small-town hypocrisy, complicated women, imported hoodlums and other hazards.By CLYDE GILMOUR3 min
The era of the Organization Man has introduced new ground rules for Getting Ahead. Now, according to a clutch of Canada’s top executives, you’ve got to marry your job—and the right girl— and rebel at precisely the right moment. But be warned— it’s lonely at the summitBy Peter C. Newman15 min
On page 16 assistant editor Peter C. Newman presents, and interprets, the advice of some of Canada’s most prominent business executives on How to Get Your Boss's Job. He interviewed twenty of them all told in offices that ranged from untidy attics to layouts that seemed to have been moved entire from the set of a Hollywood movie about big business.
PEDESTRIANS, HOW VALUABLE? The perpetual downtown battle between the automobile and the pedestrian has, in Montreal at least, temporarily been won by the rushhour driver. “One impedes the other, says traffic director Jean Lacoste, who ordered the abandonment of pedestrian traffic lights along St. Catherine, the main street, because they slowed down traffic to a peak hour average of only 7 mph.
Among many sensible recommendations in the Heeney Report (a report by the Civil Service Commission during A. D). P. Heeney’s chairmanship, suggesting reforms in its own procedure) one in particular catches our eye. It is the section dealing with language qualifications for civil-service jobs: “The commission recommends that clear provision be made in the new (civil service) Act and regulations to ensure that both English-speaking and French-speaking Canadians are served by civil servants in their own tongue . . .
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