From the big scrapbook of time, here’s a look at Canada in 1978-
|For many years the Sunlife Building in Montreal was the tallest building in the Commonwealth.|
|Never sold in the United
States, the Plymouth Caravelle is built in Chrysler Corporation’s St. Louis,
Missouri plant for the Canadian market. We took home 7,209 new Caravelles
during the 1978 calendar year.
|The Bay of Fundy has the highest tides on the planet.|
|Via Rail operates on more than 12,500 kilometres of track in eight provinces.|
|The 1904 Ford Model C was assembled in (Walkerville) Windsor, Ontario.|
|Tornadoes have been clocked at more than 400 kilometres per hour.|
|Luxury liner Queen Elizabeth II was launched in 1969. It will be retired from service in 2009.|
|CUPW was founded in 1965.|
|The Right Honourable Jules Leger is Canada's 21st Governor General.|
|Peter Mansbridge (left) will replace Knowlton Nash who will retire from reading the news on the CBC.|
|Concord is a new offering from AMC for 1978. Workers in Brampton, Ontario built 35,679 of the posh compact cars during the model year run; Canadians think they are good value buying 12,027 of them during the calendar year.|
Copyright James C. Mays 2005 All rights reserved.