There is a bar on Twist Street. It is dark, the lights on the hanging wagon wheels have ochre glass shades. Around the oblong bar the stools are chained to the floor so that the two men alone together must keep their place, chained to the floor. The poet wearing a Cardin striped yachting jersey, repeats what he has been reading:By Barry Callaghan23 min
Ever since the turn of the year, when Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau launched his much quoted (and much misinterpreted) remarks condemning the free market system, big business in this country has felt in a state of siege and panic. Corporate directors and business association executives have been competing to out-condemn the government in ever escalating rhetoric and threats of investment withdrawals.
Just how the puck finally slithered from behind the Soviet goal to Denis Potvin at the point is still unclear. What is certain is that Potvin barely had time to control it before slapping it in the general direction of the net. “You don’t beat Tretiak from 60 feet anyway, so I just knocked it in there, aiming at Gilbert Perreault by the side of the goal.”By MICHAEL POSNER10 min
It was a most undiplomatic, if flattering, slip of the tongue. Lucien Lamoureux, Canada’s ambassador to Belgium, arranged a small, black-tie dinner at his elegant Brussels residence early this month for Conservative Party Leader Joe Clark.By IAN URQUHART, ROBERT LEWIS9 min
On the day of March 10, a 12-year-old girl in the British Columbia coastal community of Port Moody received a call from a neighbor she knew well. Would she like a ride to school, the man asked. The girl, alone at her home at the time, accepted the offer and ran off to get the lift to her grade seven classes.By JUDITH TIMSON6 min
The great annual rite happens every fall. An orgy of selling ideas, testing pilots, psyching out the audience, juggling schedules, copying winners, burying the dead and doctoring the wounded all comes to a head in one frantic week at the end of September when the three major U.S. networks hit the airwaves with their fall lineup.By MARTIN KNELMAN5 min
The terse announcement on Radio Peking brought an electrifying stillness to the capital’s late afternoon crowds. A solemn voice intoned the warning that in 30 minutes there would be a grave and important declaration. Hundreds of workers huddled cross-legged on the ground around loudspeakers and radio sets, waiting, glumfaced, for news that many had expected and dreaded for months:By HAROLD ELLITHORPE, KEVIN DOYLE7 min
There was a time, as those who remember Glenn Miller will recall, when the word around a Toronto martini glass was that a wretched Vancouver Mafia had taken over the town and was passing out all the good jobs. What Pierre Berton didn’t have, Bernie Braden did, and then there was Andrew Allan with all his radio acolytes, and Ron Haggart and Mario Prizek and Val Sears and Daryl Duke and Ray Gardner and the rest of the webfoot breed.By Allan Fotheringham5 min
Unaccountably, modern man prefers to disregard danger signals—at increasing risk to his very survival. It took the severe shortages that followed the Arab oil embargo to prompt serious consideration of energy conservation. The alarums of the scientific community over the nuclear menace (see Science, page 52) still go largely ignored.By TERENCE DICKINSON5 min
“Liquidate.” The iconoclastic Montrealbased stockbroker’s confidential recommendation to his institutional clients earlier this year was harsh but to the point. Although Brascan Ltd. shares are trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange at only $10, and paying a one-dollar dividend, the company has problems at home and abroad.By RICHARD STARKS5 min
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