ON A SUNDAY MORNING in June we arranged for some uninterrupted ice time at the Town of Mount Royal Arena. The idea was that I would watch Jean Béliveau closely as he worked through the different phases of skating and playmaking, from the vantage point of the ice.By Hugh Hood26 min
THE MOST ENGAGING evidence that there really is a new Halifax has nothing whatever to do with the hughie buildings soaring out of the ranks of grey frame houses that parade downhill to the sea. Nor is it the new boutiques and the maxicoats and Isadora scarves, nor even the massive Scotia Square mall - officeapartment-hotel complex.By ALAN EDMONDS25 min
CLASSIC DETECTIVE fiction, as with all good stories, has a beginning and a middle and an end. In the beginning somebody is killed. In the middle, during investigation or at a trial, the true circumstances surrounding the crime are revealed.By DOUGLAS MARSHALL14 min
Is IT POSSIBLE at last to tell the truth, that Men In Groups was written by a team of 25 nude lesbians of the Junior League of Montreal? That there is no real Lionel Tiger, just a cynical, exquisitely packaged product of the heartless imagination of the staff of Maclean’s, which first broke the story to a troubled world?By Lionel Tiger11 min
During Toronto’s recent mayoralty campaign, candidate Margaret Campbell described the atmosphere in Ottawa as “tight-up.” That’s what Margaret Campbell knows about today. But don’t laugh — how’s your “now” rating? Take this test and find out.By CATHY WISMER10 min
THE MORNING AFTER the night before, Jim Baldwin sat on deck, his aching head being stroked by the girl he had met over a double Zombie as the liner TSS Olympia steamed past the Statue of Liberty at 3 a.m. Six days later he was in roughly the same state and with the same girl as the ship steamed back up the East River — and Baldwin took a measure of malicious glee in that fact because it wasn’t at all the way the computer had planned things.
RE YOUR Canada Report on poverty and welfare (1 Canadian In 5 Is Poor, Mad — And Getting Madder): Natural resources are the common property of all men, and every Canadian is entitled to an opportunity to receive 1/20 millionth of the Gross National Product.
LAST OCTOBER Maclean’s asked readers for their views on some basic questions concerning the future shape of this country. Has the time come to remake the face of Canada? Should geopolitical boundaries, which may have made administrative sense 50 or 100 years ago, be altered to conform with present realities?
THE TROUBLE WITH NUDITY was that it showed all that skin. The nude you see at bedtime, either you or your spouse, is hardly as unblemished, as perfectly lit, as beautifully proportioned as what you saw in the magazines, all airbrushed and hairless and graceful.By Marjorie Harris6 min
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