I'VE ALWAYS THOUGHT it was one of my luckiest days, nineteen years ago, when I found, hidden away among my father’s old Art Mooney and Vaughan Monroe records, an album of 78s called The Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra Plays New Fifty - Second Street Jazz.By JACK BATTEN16 min
ON APRIL SIXTEENTH the Texas Gulf Sulphur Company announced that a crew of diamond drillers had found copper ore twenty feet under a muskeg swamp in Kidd Township ten miles northwest of Timmins, Ontario. The announcement set off the spookiest gambling spree in the history of the Toronto Stock Exchange.By David Lewis Stein16 min
While there is no serious plan on either side of the border to merge the two economies formally, one expert says: “The issue now is between the 90% integration we already have in practice and the 95% that would result from more liberal trade policies.”
IN THE LAST few years a slowly growing and quietly impressive organization, Canadian University Service Overseas, or CUSO, has sent out one hundred and seventy-five young Canadians to work very hard for very little money in the poorest corners of the world.By JANE BECKER13 min
ALMOST SINCE the advent of automobiles, and certainly since nearly everybody began using cars for short trips and airplanes for long ones, Canadian railroads-the thin ribbons of steel, remember,that stiched our country together have been losing money on passenger services.By ALEXANDER ROSS13 min
By 1980 Americans will almost certainly own between 80% and 90% of all our business assets — unless we find some way to slow down the takeovers. But is there any evidence that American corporations here really do us any harm, along with the good they do our living standard? There is some such evidence.
This is an interview with one of the new corporate colonizers of Canada: Ted Emmert, formerly an American from Washington, now a Canadian from Toronto. Emmert has run several of Canada’s greatest foreign-owned corporations; he’s now president of the giant Hawker Siddeley Canada group.
WHEN ERNEST HEMINGWAY DIED, the literary critics wrote their affectionate obituaries about a brilliant young writer who had ceased to exist many years before. They described the work of that stylish young revolutionary of American prose who wrote The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, and a dozen or so of the greatest short stories of the century; who, all by himself, made over the writing style of a generation.By ROBERT FULFORD6 min
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