Canada: Life on the Ice

One night last week, Alberta's Attorney General Lucien Maynard lugged a portable radio into the Legislative Assembly at Edmonton. With one ear he followed the debate, with the other listened to a hockey game in Calgary. A conscientious chap, he kept fellow legislators informed of the score by hand signals. Maynard's enthusiasm was something every Canadian could understand. In Canada, hockey is the national game.

This week some 6,000,000 Canadians (almost half the Dominion's 12,582,000 population) will listen to broadcasts of the Stanley Cup- playoffs, the World Series of professional ice hockey.

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