The perspective takes over completely. Ron Turcotte could be appearing in some special production of Little Men. He and everyone else is around five feet high, he a few inches more, some an inch or so less. Everyone is slim, trim, thin, hard, even gaunt.By JACK LUDWIG20 min
It may be coincidence, or it may be natural cause and effect, that the most important discoveries of our time are unfolding in the neighborhood of Boston. Nearby, the Pilgrims made their landfall and unwittingly planted the seeds of a Republic with an unimaginable future. From the steeple of Boston’s Old North Church, on the night of April 18, 1775, a lantern told Paul Revere that the redcoats were coming and next day a brief musket volley at Lexington proclaimed the American Revolution.By BRUCE HUTCHISON19 min
Ottawa, early 1971. A group of worried politicians and bureaucrats meet to plan summer employment for students. Things look bad. The unemployment rate is high and a frightening number of the unemployed are under 25. Young people were uncomfortably noisy the summer before: some near-riots in Regina, trouble in Vancouver . . . And soon those hundreds of thousands of kids would be dumped on the labor market again.By ERNA PARIS14 min
The spring of 1972 may turn out to be the beginning of the end for Canada. The unrest and unhappiness that appear to be increasing in Quebec were highlighted this spring by some serious labor disturbances. And in May, I was shocked by the federal government’s repudiation of the Gray Report and the complete inadequacy of its legislation for coming to grips with the Canadian independence issue.By WALTER GORDON13 min
For many years I held an almost mystical feeling about The Unknown Country by Bruce Hutchison. He had caught flavor, tang and essence of Canadians speaking against the backdrop of their individual environment. But they were anchored and tethered.
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