UNTIL JANUARY 1963 I was an ardent and vocal advocate of the abolition of the death penalty. I devoutly believed that executing murderers lowered all of us to the killers’ own level. Then my teenage sister was murdered, and suddenly I became an equally ardent and vocal advocate of capital punishment, and believed that even hanging was too good for the murderers among us.By Wayne McLaren, continued13 min
I ENJOYED YOUR varied and colorful Explore Canada '66 travel report, and in particular admired the photograph on your cover. But you didn't tell us where the picture was taken. P. D WILLIAMS, TORONTO Peter Varley's photograph shows Lunenburg Nova Scotia, taken from a stretch of sea grass across the harbor.
POLITICIAN AND PUBLISHER, editor and essayist, reformer and revolutionary — William Lyon Mackenzie, the vocal and often vicious critic of the Family Compact that ruled Upper Canada in the second quarter of the nineteenth century, was all these things and many more.
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