Ever since he swept the limping Tories back to power, the PM has been labeled an absolute boss who makes all decisions himself and never asks or takes advice from his cabinet. Is the charge true or false? Maclean's Ottawa editor examines both sides of Ottawa's most fascinating questionBy BLAIR FRASER19 min
Through the eyes of their three eager children, this Toronto couple got a fresh look at our nation’s capital: the grandeur and tradition of parliament and a lively approach to the arts— with unblinking Mounties and a postcard beauty everywhereBy June Callwood18 min
Buxom lady minstrels, wrestling bears, high-wire artists and the Battle of Waterloo—Doc Kelley’s Medicine Show had them all. And small-town crowds queued to see them and to gulp the cure-alls that made him a fortuneBy Thomas P. Kelley18 min
THESE THOUSAND HILLS: The warm-hearted saloon girl played by tousled Lee Remick in this handsome western is by no means a novelty in hoss-opera but even in her case the story introduces one or two unhackneyed touches, and most of the other characters are more third-dimensional than the usual cardboard “types.”By CLYDE GILMOUR3 min
The delicate art of giving the sack has long been recognized as the modern executive’s toughest task. It can be handled with bare knuckles or with velvet gloves, with gusto or with guile. Here are the techniques as recorded by the famous (?) research team ofBy BILL LONGGOOD, ED WALLACE16 min
WITHIN THE next year, half a dozen of Canada’s richest broadcasting plums —TV licenses in cities monopolized till now by the CBC—will be up for grabs. Who'll get them? “A license is a privilege,” Andrew Stewart, chairman of the Board of Broadcast Governors, told Maclean’s.
At 65, after bearing 20 children, “Grannie” Labine is reeve of a flourishing Ontario township. This doesi rprise her constituents, who’ve watched her build houses, cook for 600 country eaters, dig ditches and run a farm. They call herBy Dorothy Sangster15 min
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