The Avro Canada C-102 Jetliner (Avro coined the name “Jetliner”) first flew on Aug. 10, 1949, beating the Boeing 707 by eight years. Long before the all-Canadian Bombardier CRJ-700 (“Sky King,” Cover, Aug. 11), the Jetliner was an advanced medium-range, 725 km/h, intercity, 40-seat passenger jet that set records every time it flew, and gained the admiration and interest of several U.S. airliners, the U.S. military and Trans World Airlines owner Howard Hughes.
Traditionalists who think that Parliament Hill is in Ottawa have a surprise coming: there is also such a place in Quebec City. Quebec’s National Capital Commission—a two-year-old regional government body modelled on the federal agency of the same name—has started offering English-speaking visitors a self-guided walking tour of “Parliament Hill,” which includes 33 points of interest near the provincial legislature.By BARBARA WICKENS5 min
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