are driving north in winter to put city men on country councils. They leant to keep down local taxes and keep out commercial tourism. say the land and all the tourists it attracts are their livelihood and that the cottage owners are both ignorant of local problems and patronizingBy JANICE TYRWHITT16 min
As THEY TUSSLE FOR VOTES in the current election campaign, loyal Grits and loyal Tories are damning each other’s politics with the gusty passion of a Sicilian vendetta. Yet the jaundiced elector trying to summarize the real differences between them may end up with only one item on his list: that the Conservatives are in power; the Liberals want to be.
Irving P. Kriek says he can prevent drought and destroy hail. Alberta’s government won’t hire him and meteorologists say he’s a better showman than weatherman. But for six years, farmers near Knee Hill have been taxing themselves to pay him to protect their crops—and most of them think he’s doing itBy RALPH HEDLIN14 min
Ever since Red-baiting was revived last year as the favorite sport of the American far-right lunatic fringe, Canadians have been righteously assuring themselves that such a smear-and-sneer campaign could never happen in the more temperate political climate of this country.By Peter C. Newman7 min
With a rare (rare? unheard-of) unanimous vote, the Legislative Assembly has decided to provide up to $100,000 a year for “publishers’ insurance.” This means that from new on, when a Quebec publisher has a manuscript that he thinks is worthy but certain to lose money as a book, he can apply to the provincial Arts Council, and if that body agrees about the worthiness (and the cultural affairs minister agrees with that agreement), the publisher will be allowed quite literally to buy insurance against heavy losses.By Peter Gzowski7 min
The people of Toronto will vote next December on the fluoridation of public drinking water. The showdown will come after a seven-year struggle between Metro Council and the Ontario Government for permissive legislation, and a much longer propaganda battle between such groups as the Health League of Canada (for) and the Citizens’ Rights Association (against), not to mention the Society for the Study of Water, Air and Food Contaminents, and sundry dentists, doctors, chemists, professors and newspaper columnists.By ROBERT THOMAS ALLEN3 min
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