He’d rather listen than talk—which is one reason why he isn’t much better understood by the people who are for him than he is by those who are against him. Here is the first full-length portrait of a private man who is seldom what he seems in publicBy Robert Fulford28 min
“WHAT HAS CHANGED is that there are more educated people, more people able to express themselves with more means of expressing themselves. There was in, say, 1936, not a single French Canadian on the stock exchange who could have made the point about wanting to work in his own language.”By PETER GZOWSKI14 min
To THE SURPRISE of nobody in particular Earl Anglin James, great Canadian educator and rascal, has turned up again doing business at the same old stand. A letter has arrived recently from one Charles Oluwafunmi Omosuyi Adegborioye of Nigeria to the Canadian Universities Foundation, the national centre of research and information on higher education.By BARBARA MOON12 min
THE BLUES, whether they last an afternoon because the picnic is rained out, or through thirty years of desperate loneliness, are the emotions which lean man toward death. They crush vitality and turn the sun black; they happen to everyone.By JUNE CALLWOOD12 min
IN THE LAST DECADE the Western nations have poured billions of dollars in aid into the less developed parts of the non-communist world. So far, little has been accomplished. Millions of people still go hungry; millions of children work for a few cents when they should be in school preparing themselves for the better future our aid was to help attain.
ON THE EVE of what may well be the most crucial and bitterly contested election in Canada’s history only one prediction is safe; a majority of the people will not elect a majority of the MPs in Canada’s next parliament. This does not refer to the familiar phenomenon of a political party being returned to power on an over-all minority of the votes cast.By James Bannerman10 min
THESE THOUGHTS, which have to do with the present election campaign, are being set down on one of those gloriously crisp winter afternoons, when the whole countryside takes on a traditional Canadian textbook look. The scene from my window might have been painted by a Cullen or a Jackson: the swirling hills, in pastel yellows and shadowed blues . . . the darker smudges of the frosted evergreens . . . the spangled glitter on the crusted snow . . . the rutted roads snaking up across the skyline.
AN IRISH IMMIGRANT, approaching Grosse Isle in the St. Lawrence in 1847, wrote enthusiastically in his diary: “A fairy scene. Exquisite glades, groves, wild flowers.” Grosse Isle does indeed sit prettily in the St. Lawrence, just thirty miles downstream from Quebec, but that happy immigrant may well have been the last man of his time who wrote about it with affection.
Political satire, like the sketch that appears here, is too tough for television and too topical for film. The upshot is that unless you’re one of the relative handful of people who get to the theatre when a new revue opens in a big city, you’re missing some of the freshest adult entertainment in the land.
DEGREE MILLS have been operating in North America for well over a hundred years but U. S. educational authorities began to deplore them seriously only five years ago and Canadian authorities, following this lead, less than three years ago.By BARBARA MOON6 min
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