March 7, 1964

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THE MAFIA IN CANADA PART FIVE

GAMBLING

The turnover of the gambling industry in Canada is close to two billion dollars a year. The ultimate proprietor is the Mafia. This is a city-by-city report on these men and their extraordinary methods Charlie speaking. Seventeen. What’s the bottom?
THE GREAT CUBAN SPY CAPER PART TWO HIS CONFESSION (1) CLEARED ME (2) THICKENED THE PLOT 2425

THE GREAT CUBAN SPY CAPER PART TWO HIS CONFESSION (1) CLEARED ME (2) THICKENED THE PLOT

On Oct. 24, 1963, Ronald Lippert and I were seized by Cuban counterintelligence agents at the customs counter in the Havana airport. The charge: smuggling in twenty-five pounds of explosives in tins marked "papaya in syrup." The tins were in Lippert's personal baggage.
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THE HARSH FACTS OF LIFE IN THE “GAY” WORLD

ALTHOUGH THE MOST RELIABLE estimate suggests that there are over one million homosexual men and women in Canada, to the general public the world of the homosexual is misty and unmapped; the human beings who live in it remain almost completely unknown.

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THE UNTROUBLESOME CANADIANS

IN THE THREE AND A HALF CENTURIES since the arrival of Canada’s first foreign-born, officially authorized and permanent settler—a Paris apothecary named Louis Hébert who landed at Quebec in 1617 only after the government had defrauded him of half his promised grubstake — no single instrument of the nation’s growth has created as much dispute and paradox as its policy on immigration.
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Mrs. Lester Person's new Life In The Limelight

THE HOUSE WHERE the prime minister of Canada lives is on Sussex Drive in Ottawa, right next door to the French embassy and no more than ten minutes away from Parliament Hill. I went to see his wife there on a Monday morning not very many weeks ago.
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A Protestant minister reports on

POPE PAUL

WHEN POPE JOHN XXIII died last June, a chill of uncertainty ran suddenly through the ranks of progressive Roman Catholics and their friends in the Protestant and Orthodox churches everywhere in the world. Pope John had started a brave liberal movement that seemed likely to reform the Roman Catholic Church and transform Christendom.
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FOR THE SAKE OF ARGUMENT

THE UPSURGE of nationalism and separatism in Quebec, and the approach' of the emotional milestone of 1967, have subtly inspired too many non-French Canadians to cherish and defend what the Quebeckers attack — Confederation. I maintain that a more logical reaction to those influences would be for us to consider seriously this radical solution to most of Canada’s difficulties: dissolve Confederation and join the United States.
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MACLEAN'S REPORTS

THE LIMELIGHT

"Looking into the disquieting depths of her violet eyes when crowds surged ominously around, you could see flashes of apprehension, even fear ...” — Peter Worthington, writing about Elizabeth Taylor in the Toronto Telegram, Thursday, January 30, 1964.
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MACLEAN'S REVIEWS

ROBERT FULFORD

IT’S A COMMON OBSERVATION that Canadian artists have to leave Canada in order to be recognized. Whether that’s true or not, it is true that many artists find it necessary to leave the country in order to realize themselves as artists — in order, that is, to create something that’s worth recognizing, here or elsewhere.
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MACLEAN'S REVIEWS

FOLKWAYS

GOVERNMENT LAWYERS are thinking of applying to Parliament for an Act that would make a “ward of her Majesty” out of Ookpik, the furry talisman whose sudden success threatens the status of the beaver as Canada’s national emblem. By officially adopting Ookpik, the federal government hopes to make sure that Eskimos who first devised the bug-eyed Arctic owl receive a fair share of the royalties on sales of the bird — even though the Eskimos no longer have any hope of making all of them.
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