It was the best possible day to interview the prime minister of Canada. It was April 28 — the day after Expo 67’s sneak preview — and Mike Pearson, like everyone else in Montreal that day, was excited and almost childishly proud. Not merely because Expo is a fantastic Canadian achievement, but also because, almost for the first time, he could sense a new feeling in the country — a new confidence, a new pride, the beginning of the end of our century-old notion that Canadians are somehow second-best.
It happened to Sinclair Stevens, who built a $130 million empire— and then blew it. Why? He moved too fast and borrowed too much—but worst of all, he challenged the traditions of Canadian bankingBy ALEXANDER ROSS19 min
TWENTY-EIGHT YEARS ago, as a five-year-old waif with enormous eyes and even larger pantalons, he was photographed waving a Union Jack on the occasion of a royal visit to Quebec. On the last royal visit in 1964 he was the figure who, with the exception of H.M. Elizabeth II herself, commanded most frantic attention.By CATHERINE BRESLIN18 min
WHEN HE WENT BACK to Dieppe in April, Brian McCool remembered the beach as being smaller than it really is. But then he only saw it the once— on the morning of August 19, 1942. That day one company of German infantry, plus gunners firing from the cliffs, blockhouses, an old castle and barricaded seafront hotels, so dominated the beach they were able to knock out three battalions of the Canadian Second Division, and tanks as well.By ALAN EDMONDS16 min
American pressures, fanatic anti-Commumsm, and an authoritarian monarchy set the stage for a coup d’etat in Greece. Then a liberal premier triggered the action. An insider’s report onBy PHILIP DEANE11 min
I WAS AWAITING my Vancouver-flight call in Honolulu when I saw a friend sauntering along, lugging a chunk of wood about the size of a three-by-three, four feet long and richly dark. I’d once seen the things on sale at the flying-boat landing stage at BoraBora and if you whacked them hard with a stick they’d give out a loud and melodious thonk.By BARRY BROADFOOT7 min
Zoe Caldwell once was a bottler in a pickle factory. She’s still packing them in, but now as one of the world’s best actresses, a seductive Cleo doing the unheard of: turning Stratford sexyBy JON RUDDY6 min
DON’T SELL THE television set yet, but an exhilarating spirit of adventure seems to be sweeping through the previously calm, cautious, uncommitted world of Canadian publishing. The publishers are shedding many of their eccentric 19th-century attitudes and groping for a new image.By DOUGLAS MARSHALL6 min
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