Joe Flaherty walked out of a Boston prison last April after serving thirteen years of a forty-six-year sentence for rape and robbery. Eight days later he married the shy, religious young woman from Alberta whose love had freed him from his vicious past.By Sidney Katz
THE YEAR my father had his first heart attack he had finally worked up to possession of a company car; he hadn't had the use of a car for twenty years and it meant a lot to him. And all through the winter and spring of 1960 he drove that car around Toronto at a frantic pace.By Ryerson Press
BY NOON of Sunday, June 21, close to one hundred people lined the road that leads from the highway to the RCAF base at La Macaza, Quebec, one hundred and ten miles north of Montreal. Most were university students. Some held signs that read, “If your conscience demands it ...refuse to work for the base,” and “Extend and defend freedom with non-violent resistance.”By David Lewis Stein
THE WORLD'S FAIR operating now' at Flushing Meadow, New York, is probably more expensive than the fair Canada will hold at Montreal in 1967. It's also noisier and longer — two summers, 1964 and 1965. instead of one. Millions of people, Americans and Canadians, will see both and inevitably will compare the New York World's Fair with Expo 67.
WHERE AND HOW we live in North America is largely a result of the way we move around: once there were the rivers, then the railways and now there are the great autoroutes. Perhaps the greatest of these, in the sense that it is doing most to change the way millions of people live, is Highway 401, 510 miles of gently curving pavement that slices across southern Ontario.By PETER BRUTON
I AM INHIBITED in any public noisemaking by the thought of listening ears, and as there are few places left in this shrinking world without them I remained, until I went out west to hunt ducks, a stopped-up vehicle with two decades of incipient noise within me.By Sheila Burnford
AN IMPORTANT REQUIREMENT of political democracy is that people enjoy the business of governing themselves. Parliamentary government has worked well in India and military government has encountered serious difficulties in Pakistan because in both countries, as a legacy of British rule, the rituals of parliamentary government — elections, byelections.
THE SUMMER SEASON has brought few entertainment spectacles of more enduring value than the brief visit of Governor George Wallace to Canada. Admittedly, the governor of Alabama may appear entertaining only to people with very special tastes in humor, but at the same time the experience of watching him at close range can be richly educational.By ROBERT FULFORD
WHEN THE ANNUAL FUND-RAISING drives for the united appeal get rolling in more than a hundred Canadian communities next fall, one of the subtler fallacies of organized charity will again be repeated. Under some such slogan as “Give Once for All,” we’ll congratulate ourselves on having solved one of the more irksome burdens of urban life — being pestered for charitable donations by dozens of separate agencies.
AS PARLIAMENT continues to drag its feet, more and more people speak of an early election as inevitable. This in turn raises the question: “Why not have an election this autumn? Wouldn’t it be better to have a showdown now, and put an end to the chronic paralysis of minority rule?”By Blair Fraser
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