In a posh winter retreat at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, last week, the telephone rang for Margaret Trudeau. She an swered it in her little-girl voice, all tremulous and open, but did not recognize the name of her caller. There was no discreet pause on her part to invite explanation, no softly phrased yes? to elicit a statement of the business at hand.By Judith Timson12 min
The script is pure soap: struggling young wildlife artist finds fortune and fame, stumbles in a freak accident on a field trip and is bedridden for months with a painful hip injury, a question mark hanging over his future. Cast Ryan O’Neal as the artist with one of the Walton girls as his wife.By Ann Johnston8 min
Sign now, pay later. That appeared to be the situation at week’s end as Israel, Egypt and the United States prepared to complete a Middle East peace treaty bought—like the piano in the parlor—on time. But appearances were deceptive. For one thing, President Jimmy Carter’s cheque-book diplomacy might prove in the longer run to have cost a lot more than money; for another there was even doubt that there would be a long run.By William Lowther6 min
"Retire?” says Senator David Croll. “I couldn’t retire. I can’t even take a three-day holiday.” At 79, as chairman of the Special Senate Committee on Retirement Age Policies, Croll works a full day—up at 5 a.m. for a little exercise, then off to the Senate Chamber at 8:00 for a 12-hour stint spent pondering the topic of retirement.By Dorothy Sangster, Julianne Labreche6 min
I commend you for drawing attention to Canadian art in The New Age of Indian Art (Jan. 22). However, I question the necessity to dwell upon the drinking habits of native artists. The problems with alcohol in native Canadian culture are well-known and such attention does not help this cultural situation nor make it more understandable.
Aware that there are strange things done in the midnight sun by men who moil for gold, three Canadian actresses, Lisa Langlois, 20, D.D. Winters, 20, and Sherry Lewis, 25, are nothing if not curious about heading off to the Yukon where they will shoot the $4-million movie Klondike Fever.By Jane O'Hara5 min
The whispers and rumors have been echoing through the halls of Alberta’s medical institutions for more than a year. But shock, followed by euphoria, still rippled through the province’s medical fraternity when Premier Peter Lougheed released his latest magnum opus—the promise, upon re-election, of a $300-million endowment fund aimed at creating a medical research foundation to rank with the best in the world.By Wayne Skene4 min
A resolution demanding the “liberation of the political prisoners of Quebec” passed by some members of the Quebec counterpart of the Canadian University Service Overseas (CUSO) was the last straw for Jim Griffith of Prince Edward Island.By Diane Francis4 min
There are certain people I would not want to be. I would not want to be, for example, the marriage guidance counsellor who predicts a long, happy state of wedded bliss for Patty Hearst, who married her bodyguard, and Susan Ford, who married her security guard.By Allan Fotheringham4 min
Edward is the first to come, walking carefully as if on pained feet, one shoulder jutting ahead of the other so the body can slip quickly through any door only slightly ajar. He winces when a camera’s electronic flash plays its eerie game with his tan-touched skin and chocolate-brown suit.By Roderick McQueen4 min
While Canadian voters waited to be told when they are going to the polls, the Liberals’ non-election campaign wound its way west to British Columbia where the party holds only eight of 23 federal seats—and seven of those are in peril. The trip got mixed notices for the wobbly Grits as a cranky, aggressive Pierre Trudeau made his way around Vancouver.By Robert Stall4 min
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