The bus emblazoned with the racing dog had been hauling Canadians across the West for half a century without ever being lamed by labor trouble. It had been almost that long—Second World War army days— since Daisy Procure caught a long-distance bus.By SUZANNE ZWARUN4 min
Anyone shut in the same room for a week with 50 lawyers—especially in the walnut-walled Supreme Court of Canada—learns that the ways to skin a cat are numberless. No surprise, then, that the historic test of the Trudeau resolution in the high court evoked arguments infinitely subtle and varied; to lawyers as to politicians, no cat is so worth skinning right now as the Canadian constitution.By John Hay4 min
For more than six months the memos flew between the Ottawa news bureau and the Toronto headquarters of Thomson Newspapers Ltd. Throughout the summer, grown men debated the hot issue—a $50 stamp fund to cover the cost of mailing stories not urgent enough to be telephoned to the chain’s 37 Canadian dailies.
DIED: Jim Davis 72, at his ranch home in Northridge, Calif., while recuperating from surgery for a perforated ulcer. As Jock Ewing, the craggy-faced,steelyeyed “Daddy” of television’s Dallas clan, Davis had become a household name after a lifetime of less memorable roles in hundreds of TV shows and films including Eldorado and Rio Lobo.
The image of the Indian in North American literature is often the projection of the white man’s ambivalent feelings about the continent he conquered. A century ago, the last of the Mohicans had the status of black flies; this century, with whitey on the run, literary Indians are more likely to be potential redeemers of misguided western man.By MARK CZARNECKI4 min
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