Business & Finance: Bids, Box & Bluff

Enacted last week against the lively backdrop of current Ontario politics was a rapid little drama in which Ontario's dimple-chinned Premier Mitchell ("Mitch") Hepburn, who has been loudly promoting a provincial New Deal, played the hero and the bankers were cast as the villains. What gave this hoary theme a sudden and surprising twist, however, was the fact that the villains, instead of knuckling under as they had done in the U. S., cracked down on the hero.

In the best tradition of its southern neighbor, Ontario has a Power Issue. The cocky, up-from-the-"back...

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