The richest man in the Maritimes is as polite and softspoken in person as he is ruthless in business. This is a report on the battles he has won on the way to the top — and on the enormous impact he has had on the people, institutions and even legislation in his province
In the cold war between the Ottawa and Quebec governments, no single issue is more bitter than control of the north and the northern people. The man who started the battle is René Lévesque, one of Canada’s most controversial politicians. The people in the middle are 2,500 Eskimos who say they like the federal rule they’ve always had. Maclean’s Ottawa editor reports from the battlefield and from behind the headquarters scenesBy BLAIR FRASER23 min
One of the facts of life on Canadian Indian reserves is that many young people are imbued with a sense of shame in their race. A few of them conquer it. This is the story of one who did, and how, as a fashion model in Montreal, she is trying to guide other Indians along trails she has helped to blazeBy PETER GZOWSKI18 min
Sixty years ago the Royal North West Mounted Police ran out of home-grown volunteers. They launched an enlistment campaign outside Canada that produced, among other unlikely recruits, a remittance man, a circus freak and a collection of cheerful topers. This is what happened when the new redcoats met the old frontier—a Maclean's flashbackBy VERNON A. M. KEMP16 min
What makes a champion racehorse? If even the experts really knew, someone would have bought Northern Dancer as a yearling for $25,000. Today the Dancer is almost priceless, and in two years of racing has earned more than a quarter of a million dollars—possibly more by the time you read this. Here is Northern Dancer’s story, from the beginning,By JIM COLEMAN9 min
SEVEN YEARS AGO, in a speech to the Canadian Club in Halifax, Lester B. Pearson was trying to explain one of the central functions of Canadian foreign policy — the promotion of accord between London and Washington. This accord requires, he said, a fuller understanding by each country of the other’s viewpoint, and a fuller understanding of their profound mutual need.By ROBERT FULFORD6 min
IT WAS YEARS AGO in the heart of darkest Ontario, Toronto, that my wife and I were first exposed to that odd Canadian passion — Hate Toronto. Hardly a week went by without a suggestion or an incident with this mild antipathy at the heart of it.
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