A little-known scheme called Visites Interprovinciales has cracked the secret: learn the other language by living with it. Does it work? Look at the astounding spectacle of the French-speaking Tories from Toronto who helped take QuebecBy ERIC HUTTON16 min
The people of Saint John, N.B., stand on King to look at the past and into the future. Here Loyalists spurned Benedict Arnold. Here Maritimers built the world’s fastest schooners. Here are monuments to Fundy’s elegant golden age and visions of a new oneBy Ian Sclanders15 min
Not long ago I exchanged notes with a thirtyish female television producer in Toronto about the hazards of being a spinster in Canada. “The most tedious part of it,” she said, “is forever being forced to parry that impertinent question, Why isn’t an attractive woman like you married?’ When I say it’s because I don’t want to get married they look at me as though I had two heads.”By MARJORIE EARL INSISTS9 min
If any Canadian visitors to London had been in Westminster Hall on a recent day in July they would have seen a collection of MPs making their way to what is known as the grand committee room. The occasion was the showing of a film called Hungary Aflame which, according to custom, had to be sponsored by three MPs.By BEVERLEY BAXTER7 min
Not for the first time the title of this column is embarrassing to a hit-and-run reporter. To be accurate, it should be not Backstage but Second Balcony in the Middle East. And that raises a fair question: What can a man learn from a quick visit to places he has seldom or never seen before, and where he cannot speak the language of the people? Wouldn’t he be just as wise staying quietly at home and reading the New York Times? Obviously his dispatches will be something less than infallible.By BLAIR FRASER6 min
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