The paradox of poverty: the expanding gross national product we so proudly hail as the index of our affluence has inflicted a startling backlash of poverty on millions of rural CanadiansBy ALAN PHILLIPS39 min
THE AFTERNOON PAPERS had just come in and there it was again: Elizabeth Arden, “the cosmetics queen," had winners two days in a row in the horse races at Aqueduct. Miss Arden turned to me, her blue eyes flashing. “Please don’t call me a ‘cosmetics queen,’ ” she said.By DOUGLAS J. ROCHE14 min
IT'S LAMENTABLY TRUE that the 1960s have seemed like forever for the lowly Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League, but the fact is that the Sixties may one day be regarded as their most significant decade. It was in the Sixties, you see, that the Bruins discovered Bobby Orr.By TRENT FRAYNE12 min
THE ASSORTED CITIZENS who begin arriving in midmorning at the Sigmund Samuel Building of the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto on most Tuesdays in the year are embarked on a pilgrimage of sorts. They bear with them relics that, at least to them, approach the status of holy objects—an assembly of ancient crockery, a nineteenth-century flintlock rifle, a photograph of a one-hundred-year-old carved pine armoire—and they are there to present themselves before a man who is, to them and to a growing number of Canadians, equipped with superior knowledge and powers.By JACK BATTEN8 min
IT'S NOT ALWAYS NEWS these days when a man gets kicked out of a political party because of his views. It’s at least a small news story when a man gets kicked out of two political parties within a few months. It’s even bigger news when one of the parties is the Communists and they kick him out because he’s far too much of a Leftist for them.By TOM HAZLITT5 min
THERE ARE TWO ANSWERS to that. In the first place, relative to the number of cars, there are fewer service stations than ever. Over the past twenty years, for instance, the number of auto registrations has gone up about three hundred percent but the number of gasoline outlets has increased by only thirty-five percent.
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