From the big scrapbook of time, here’s a look at Canada in 1972--
|British Leyland introduces the Austin Marina to North Americans with a debut in Toronto. The two-door Deluxe Coupe lists for $2,395 when equipped with the four-speed manual transmission. A total of 4,597 Austins sell during the 1972 calendar year.|
|Export "A" is a popular brand of cigarettes, made in Quebec City.|
|Canadian Pacific and Nordair are two carriers affected by the air traffic controllers' strike.|
|Gordie Howe was born in Floral, Saskatchewan. His jersey is retired from service.|
|The Legislative Assembly of Alberta is designed in the Beaux-Art style of architecture. It opened in 1913 and cost $2 million.|
September 11: Canada AM debuts on CTV. The 90-minute news show starts at 7am in most time zones and quickly becomes the nation's most watched morning program. The show will be expanded to a two-and-half hour format in 1983.