The November 14 1957 edition of the Toronto Daily Star contained this ad for Maclean’s magazine, featuring an article about Toronto by a Canadian-born British member of Parliament, Beverley Baxter.
Beverley Baxter (1891-1964) served as a Conservative member of the British Parliament from 1935 until his death. Among other things:
- During the Great Depression, he suggested that poor British people could emigrate to other countries of the British Empire.
- He strongly supported appeasement of Hitler (though he later became a strong supporter of Winston Churchill).
- He supported the abolition of capital punishment.
- In 1961, he supported a Conservative backbench amendment to restore corporal punishment for juveniles.