THERE’S SOMETHING about a small town, but its appeal is to the settler in us, not the tourist; for most of us, a small town is a great place to live, but we wouldn’t want to visit there. That’s a mistake. Canada is full of fascinating small towns, from Goobies, Newfoundland, to Ashcroft, British Columbia, towns packed with things to do, places to see, people to meet.By PAT ANNESLEY, JON RUDDY, WALTER STEWART29 min
IT ISN'T COMPLICATED, as long as you remember that the last name in every case is the same — Lewis. David ran for Parliament in 1962; his son Stephen managed the campaign, and he won. In 1963, Stephen launched his own political career, and wasn’t available for David's reelection campaign, which he lost.By WALTER STEWART15 min
Governments, not dollars, should set safety standards, says this consultant engineer, in a point-by-point analysis of what the ground rules should be. Maclean’s asked the Ford Motor Company to reply to his suggestions, with revealing results. The comments in italic type are those of the Ford expertBy JOHN R. HAYES15 min
DID YOU KNOW that Canadian passports may be changed to an embossed card, like a credit card? Well, you would know, if you subscribed to The Dempsey Canadian Newsletter, a 19-year-old, four-page, fortnightly digest published in Cleveland, and read by 20,000 businessmen and politicians in North America and Europe.By PENNY WILLIAMS7 min
“MIGHTY SUCCESSOR to Without a Stitch” exclaimed a full-page advertisement in the show business weekly Variety, as Jack Harris Enterprises of Los Angeles launched an extensive campaign for a new sex film, My Secret Life. “Every word, every situation unchanged as the erotic best seller comes to the screen!"By JOHN HOFSESS6 min
POLITICS HAS ALWAYS been, if not a dirty word, at least a grubby one, more respectable than the four-letter Anglo-Saxonisms, but only slightly so. Polite people call politics a game, rude ones call it a racket or worse, and the main reason for this nagging suspicion of politicians and their activities, which at times afflicts even the most docile conformist, is the sense that, like death, politics is something about which the ordinary man can do very little.By GEORGE WOODCOCK5 min
ASIDE FROM Marshall McLuhan, the Canadian who is best known among intellectuals abroad is Northrop Frye. Frye has the less public reputation because it is founded on such theoretical works of literary criticism as Fearful Symmetry: A Study Of William Blake and Anatomy Of Criticism, while McLuhan has taken as his field the whole revolution in the mass media in the 20th century.By ROBERT WEAVER5 min
THE MOST NEGLECTED, reviled, and exploited segment of the Canadian labor force, and of the Canadian social structure, consists of those women devoting their lives to the care of their own children. No segment of the labor force must endure longer hours and working conditions that virtually ignore their special needs, yet — and this is the ultimate degradation in a society that has enshrined money as the final determinant of worth — receive no more than the current level of family allowances as remuneration for their efforts.By EDWARD CARRIGAN4 min
EVEN STUFFED and faded in a museum, the passenger pigeon is a beautiful bird. Alive it must have resembled only remotely the stubby scavenger that little old ladies feed, summers in the park. The pigeon we sustain is adaptive to the gutter and native to Europe.By JON RUDDY3 min
WILFRED STEVENS of Marquis, Saskatchewan, filled out his all-star ballot as follows: Pierre Trudeau at centre, Tommy Douglas at left wing, Robert Stanfield at right wing, Stanley Knowles and David Lewis on defense, and in goal that old political net minder from Prince Albert, John Diefenbaker.By JOHN MACFARLANE2 min
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