BILL 99, you may remember, was the infamous Act that not long ago confronted us with all the tyrannies of the Star Chamber and the subtler terrors of the modern police state. "Are we in the Canada of 1964 — or in the Germany of 1934?” the Toronto Globe and Mail declaimed on March 20, 1964.By Ken Lefolii
CANADIANS first heard that the sometime Boy Wonder of Canadian Business was thinking of moving to the U. S. on May 4. 1960, or just over four years ago. That was the day it was reported from Washington that Representative Francis Walter (Dem., Pennsylvania) had just introduced to the House of Representatives “a private bill for the relief of Jack Kent Cooke" who, so far as anyone knew at the time, had been living all along in a French townhouse on Frybrook Road in Toronto.By Barbara Moon
IN RECENT YEARS more than a few Canadians have felt called upon to protest the import into Canada of American ideas they dislike, particularly the ideas conveyed by American mass culture. But at least one American idea has done Canada nothing but good, and promises lo do nothing but good in the future.By ROBERT FULFORD
IN A FARAWAY REGION of the Northwest Territories, in an area unique even in the C anadian Arctic for its lack of resources to sustain life, some remarkable stone sculpture is being created by carvers who belong to one id the strangest groups of people on earth.By EDITH IGLAUER
THE CLIMAX of Respighi's Pines of Rome calls for full symphony orchestra plus a whole platoon of extra brass; under inept attack it goes well beyond an acoustic experience to a bone-buzzing physical one. But on a warm evening last fall the Montreal Symphony Orchestra sailed through it with such suave power that one customer.By HARRIET GRAHAM
I AM A SPASTIC cerebral palsy victim, and I am having trouble finding a place in society. Cerebral palsy is damage to the brain occurring at birth or during pregnancy. It can result in blindness, deafness, paralysis and many other disabilities.
GERALD GLADSTONE’S metal sculpture has always looked like some fantastic by-product of an industrial process, and it is therefore no surprise to discover that his studio looks like a machine shop. His art materials are great discs and rods of steel and brass; his tools are acetylene torches and metal saws.By ROBERT FULFORD
KEEPING CANADIAN YOUNGSTERS in School iS a national obsession these days and, consequently, teachers are enduring a pretty stiff beating about the head and ears for failing to solve the dropout problem. Recently, a woman who signed her letter Mother of Five wrote that impatient, sadistic teachers are driving teenagers out of school instead of taking the trouble to persuade them to learn.
FOR ONE DOLLAR AND THIRTY CENTS, any Canadian can buy from the Queen's Printer in Ottawa a glossy five-color reproduction of the Canadian Bill of Rights. Besides the ringing words of the Bill, the document includes an extract of John Diefenbaker’s July 1, 1960, speech that introduced it to Parliament and a reproduction, in Tory-blue ink, of Diefenbaker’s flowing signature.By JACK BATTEN
THOSE WHO HAVE SEEN IT are still debating the merits of Richard Ballentine’s brilliant film Mr. Pearson, but on one point there’s no debate at all: no matter what it does now, the CBC has made the show a political calamity for both itself and the Pearson government.By Blair Fraser
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