Summit Played Role In Thawing Cold War: Stephen Harper
From Matthew Fisher of Canada.com: “I am somebody who believes that that growth in cultural, economic and media contact that grew up in the seventies and certainly through the eighties had a lot to do with the eventual collapse of the Soviet empire,” Harper said at the end of a gathering Sunday of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders from 21 nations in the Russian Pacific port city of Vladivostok.
The Globe And Mail 1972 Interactive Web Site
In case you haven't already seen The Globe And Mail's 1972 Summit Series interactive website, here is the direct link. An amazing collection of photography and stories. An absolute must see.
Forgotten Even In Russia
From Gary Mason of The Globe And Mail:
The story in Russia is not so sweet and sunny.
Henderson's Goal United Canada
From Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun: If Paul Henderson could make Sean Mitton’s mother break down and bawl about hockey, he must have done something truly extraordinary.
“She wasn’t even a hockey fan,” Mitton says 40 years later. “She was a housewife in Georgetown, Ont., who happened to be listening to Bob Cole’s CBC radio feed from Moscow during Game 8. But she got so nervous, she couldn’t help just wandering around, cleaning everything. When Henderson scored, she just started crying, then felt she had to go outside and talk to the lady next door, who probably thought she was crazy.” Full Story