Maclean’s: Is there any apparent difference in the sexual attitudes or sexuality between Canadians and Americans? Schlesinger: Basically we Canadians are more conservative in the area of sexual behavior and probably there are three major areas.
Had the August 22 cover of Maclean’s been effectively sexual, I may not have been so disturbed. But it’s not sexual. It’s by (ho hum) another dirty old man. The sexism is derived from the fact that she has no clothes on, almost. He does. Look at her.
It’s a bit extraordinary to see a pudgy, short female impersonator as the symbol of the new vigor of Canadian movies. But what you see is what you get. Craig Russell is the star, the energizing inspiration, of Outrageous, a low-budget Canadian film which has already wooed audiences at Cannes and won them in New York before even beginning the assault on its own country.
Unadorned flagpoles poked into the ominous sky above most of the dozen Inuit settlements of Quebec’s northland, no longer bearing the fleur-de-lis ensign of a distant government. At the administrative centre of Fort Chimo, the water delivery truck still avoided the homes and offices of provincial employees; they were fetching their own water in a makeshift plywood tank strapped onto a dump truck.By DAVID THOMAS, GRAHAM FRASER, IAN URQUHART6 min
It was quarter-to-nine on a Friday night in Ottawa. Allan MacEachen, the government House Leader, and James Schlesinger, the United States energy secretary, had been facing each other over a bargaining table forclose to seven hours.By IAN URQUHART5 min
The first few times 75-year-old Neville Barker dropped his meal tray, the nursing home staff passed it off as an accident typical of a frail old man with failing eyesight and hearing. Then one day an attendant smelled alcohol on Barker’s breath.By JUDY DOBBIE5 min
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