Loved more deeply than mightier streams, the historic Iifethread of the St. John Valley pulses slowly to the sea past the Loyalist farms and happy towns where progress can still be a naughty wordBy HUGH MAULENNAN19 min
While our museums were hoving Chinese and Greek antiquities foreign eollectors practically swept this country hare of irreplaceable native relics and pioneer art. And the plunder still goes on, almost unheeded and uncheckedBy FRED BODS WORTH18 min
All but abandoned by a restless father, Canada’s best-known writer drew his humor and humanity from a strong and serene mother and from the fascinating world around him. Here, for the first time, is the full story ofBy RALPH L. CURRY17 min
Our London branch doesn’t mind telling visiting Canadians what to tip a cabbie or how to get bailed out of jail, but when somebody demands a room with bath or return fare home — well, there has to be a limit to what an embassy can doBy DAVID MACDONALD15 min
Booming cannon fire, carried on a warm breeze, sounded the birth of our nation 92 years ago. Although a handful of its 3.5 million people lived with surprising elegance, Canada was essentially a raie and rural land of dirt roads, oxen in the fields and — inevitably—squabbling politiciansBy W. G. HARDY10 min
Recently the leaders of a religious denomination launched an ambitious charitable project. After a campaign which raised substantial cash donations the group bought a choice suburban tract and built an institution for the benefit of its members.By ERIC HARDY CONTENDS8 min
POLITICIANS disagree with each other so expertly in public, it’s always a shock to discover how nearly alike their private opinions are. But one way to prove that they don’t really differ much is to ask them for a frank appraisal, now that the Diefenbaker government has had its second birthday and its first major cabinet shuffle, of the assets and liabilities in its record.By BLAIR FRASER6 min
It is just possible that some of the younger readers of Maclean’s have never heard of Bruce Bairnsfather and his immortal Old Bill of the 1914-18 war. Let me admit that for many years I heard no mention of his name and, indeed, was unaware whether he was still alive.By BEVERLEY BAXTER6 min
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