"Fifth Column"

Title"Fifth Column"
Year for Search1980
AuthorsJanus [pseud.]
Secondary TitleQuill & Quire
Volume / Edition46.8 - 47.2
Pagination26, 67, 33, 37, 27, 22, 42
Date PublishedAugust 1980 - February 1981
Annotation

Satire. Summaries of the “Gulliver Report” of 2000 by Sir Laputa Gulliver on British Canadian relations. Canada has become an empire with Trudeau as Emperor and the Premiers of each province kings. Effects of oil crisis. Petty bickering among kingdoms. Purpose of Sir Gulliver’s visit was to report on possibility of Britain being absorbed by the Canadian empire. Québec is an absolute monarchy. Prince Edward Island run by McDonald’s. Ontario completely poverty stricken. Alberta wealthy from oil; has a Czar. British Columbia re-named Outer Earth and is ruled by a Lama. Vancouver Island has been re-named the Isle of the Blest.

Info Notes

First installment has the subtitle “In which Emperor Pierre-Elliott, Cardinal Davey and St. Justin of Harrington Lake Save Canada.” Subsequent installments are entitled “Gulliver’s travails” with differing subtitles.

Pseudonym

Janus [pseud.]

Holding Institutions

Can

Full Text

1980-81 Janus [pseud.]. “Fifth Column.” Quill & Quire 46.847.2 (August 1980 – February 1981), 26, 67, 33, 37, 27, 22, 42. The first installment has the subtitle “In which Emperor Pierre-Elliott, Cardinal Davey and St. Justin of Harrington Lake Save Canada.” Subsequent installments are entitled “Gulliver’s travails” with differing subtitles. Can

Satire. Summaries of the “Gulliver Report” of 2000 by Sir Laputa Gulliver on British Canadian relations. Canada has become an empire with Pierre Elliott Trudeau (1919-2000. Prime Minister 1968-79, 1980-84) as Emperor and the Premiers of each province kings. Effects of an oil crisis. Petty bickering among kingdoms. The purpose of Sir Gulliver’s visit was to report on the possibility of Britain being absorbed by the Canadian empire. Québec is an absolute monarchy. Prince Edward Island is run by McDonald’s. Ontario is completely poverty stricken. Alberta is wealthy from oil; has a Czar. British Columbia has been re-named Outer Earth and is ruled by a Lama. Vancouver Island has been re-named the Isle of the Blest.