I have just finished reading the May issue of your great magazine. My congratulations to those who took part in The Native Condition: A Canadian Tragedy. When I first subscribed to Maclean’s, I thought I was subscribing to another ordinary magazine, but it isn’t so.
My father moved out when I was three, which in 1973 is psychoanalytical soulsearching. In 1953, it was scandalous, crushing, a social stigma. The bitterness between my parents continues to this day; the divorce action itself, after all those long years, still festers and hurts.By PENNEY KOME5 min
Nobody talks much about bad taste anymore. I admit I rather miss it. There used to be a few Members of Parliament who could be relied on at least once a year for a good rant about skin and smut on the CBC. Their presence was reassuring, evidence of moral bedrock.By HEATHER ROBERTSON5 min
A little girl stops playing with her doll and looks up at her mother. “Mummy,” she asks, “is Daddy a burglar?” “No,” her mother laughs, “he’s a doctor.” A young woman is sitting in a hospital lounge. Across from her is the family of a dying patient.By ROSAMOND CUNNINGTON5 min
Nobody in Philadelphia will push a sick Horatio Alger story starring Derek Sanderson. In the Age of Hype, you see, everything is inflated, including inflation. And the Age of Hype produced the greatest Alger gag yet. I’ll detail the scenario: the World Hockey Association has to be launched with a splashy magnum.By JACK LUDWIG5 min
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