The elderly American couple had intended to pass through Canada on their transcontinental trip. But after two days in the Prairies, they recoiled south. The reason, they said in a letter to Industry, Trade and Commerce Minister Jack Horner, was simply that Canada was too expensive.By Peter Brimelow9 min
More of us should speak up and voice our continuing respect for “the Force” despite such stories as, The Gang That Couldn’t Spook Straight (November 14). I came as a small boy to a prairie homestead when it was still in the North West Territories.
The symbolism was unmistakable as Pierre Trudeau and René Lévesque emerged, together, from their four-hour meeting in Quebec City early this month. They exchanged smiles and a handshake, then Lévesque handed a microphone to Trudeau. “In spite of our idealogical differences,” the Prime Minister intoned, “we have decided to work together in the economic field.”By IAN URQUHART5 min
In the wild, remote hills of Humboldt County, some 200 miles north of San Francisco, the grass is as high as an elephant’s eye. In the case of the plants, that’s about 12 to 14 feet. In the case of those who smoke them somewhat higher. For the big crop this year in Humboldt County is marijuana, acres and acres of the very best grade, better than any of your tired old Panama Red, Acapulco Gold or even your prime Colombian Wacky Weed, reputed to turn your body to mush, your mind to marmalade.By CHARLES FOLEY5 min
The classroom doesn’t even vaguely resemble one a person over 30 would recollect. For one thing, the enthusiasm of the 66 grade eight students is almost palpable. For another, it is not really a classroom at all, but a city: Notlog, Ontario, population 13,200.By JUDY DOBBIE5 min
The trial that made John Diefenbaker a legend was the defense of Alfred John Atherton, a 22-year-old CNR telegrapher charged with manslaughter after a train wreck at Canoe River, British Columbia, which had killed 17 Korea-bound soldiers.By Allan Fotheringham4 min
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