This was the only night to remember of the entire Ontario election campaign. Something happened. There was pink-cheeked Premier William Davis, 51, looking leaner and fitter than he has in years, puffing on his ever-present prop, a black briar pipe, with wife, Kathleen, hanging on his raincoated arm, arriving at his own nomination anointment in Brampton.By Warren Gerard8 min
If an author sells 5,000 copies of a hard-cover book in Canada, it’s a best seller. So it came as quite a shock to children’s book author Barbara Smucker when she learned that her 1977 book Underground to Canada had sold 71,000 copies after six months on the stands in Japan.By MARSHA BOULTON6 min
The last of the “hook shacks” has tumbled in the Crowsnest Pass. Later this year, the debris of the big brick house near the former town of Blairmore, Alta., will be buried under a new highway. But a few hundred bricks will survive. They have been gathered up by Helen Maxwell and Kathleen Kerr and are being sold, at $5 each, as mementoes of the house that, from 1920 to 1954, was home to some of the prostitutes who once did brisk business in the Crowsnest Pass, CP Rail’s southern route through the Rockies.By SUZANNE ZWARUN6 min
Pied piper Pierre Your cover article Battle Lines (Feb. 23) was, in my opinion, the exemplification of aggressive agitative propaganda. Pierre Trudeau is succeeding in fragmentizing and regionalizing Canada; he does not need help from our supposedly national newsmagazine.
She has used, this sultry Mata Hari of Quebec terrorism, at least seven pseudonyms in her career as a paid police infiltrator, then as a tattletale to a provincial inquiry and, lately, as a journalist. Without Carole Devault, the Keable commission of inquiry concluded last Friday, the Front de Liberation du Québec would have died a natural death after Quebec’s 1970 October Crisis: “Far from causing a decline in the terrorist activities of the group she had infiltrated, the presence of Mme. Devault had the effect of prolonging them....”By DAVID THOMAS4 min
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