ON THE NIGHT of July I. 1867. John Alexander Macdonald, an improbable midwife, felt satisfied that his Canadian Confederation was decently born, even if the grandeur of its birth had been somewhat marred by a nasty little quarrel in the cabinet chamber and a rather shocking affront to the Queen's GovernorGeneral.By Bruce Hutchison33 min
ROY FAIBISH was one of a three-man Canadian Broadcasting Corporation team which this summer made a sixtytwo-day tour of C'hina. The others were producer Patrick Watson and cameraman Erik Durschmied; the three men roamed freely through most of China.By ROY A. FAIBISH21 min
WHERE DO YOU C.O for advice about marriage? The most expert marriage counselors are the members of an organization known as the American Association of Marriage Counselors. They're highly qualified but their total membership in Canada and the U. S. is only a few hundred.By John Cuber, Peggy Harroff15 min
SOMEWHERE around Montreal (I guess) there is a man who has some home-movie footage of me and Arnold Palmer. I'd like to think he shows it to his friends, saying: “Look, here comes Peter Gzowski walking between the tenth green and eleventh tee at the 1964 Canadian Open.By PETER GZOWSKI14 min
I RECENTLY HAD DINNER with someone who Defends the Weak, Helps the Poor, Redeems the Outcast, Fearlessly Confronts the Corrupt and, moreover, does all these things without a breath of sanctimony. Her name is Julia Kiniski and she lives in Edmonton.By HARRY BRUCE13 min
TWENTY YEARS AGO, when schoolchildren collected big balls of tinfoil to aid the war effort and many classrooms were ornamented with anti-saboteur posters warning that A SLIP OF THE UP C AN SINK A SHIP, it was far easier than it is today to tell the Good Guys from the Bad Guys.
Peter Newman’s portrait of The Ottawa Establishment (August 22) reminds me very much of the mandarin elite which kept the administrative end of the French nation intact during the long period of confusion preceding the reign of His Majesty Charles de Gaulle.
MACKENZIE KING was once asked which historian of Canada he would most enthusiastically recommend to a student. He replied immediately: “Oh, Francis Parkman. No country has ever been more fortunate than has Canada in having Parkman to record her history . . . We really should have a monument to Parkman, and I hope we will.By ROBERT FLORID6 min
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