CANADA: Yukon Absorbed

As an apple-cheeked youth 40 years ago, immaculate Thomas Duff Pattullo, now Premier of British Columbia, visited the hell-roaring gold-rush town of Dawson, Yukon as secretary to the Canadian Government's first. Yukon Commission. Tough miners and hot-spot sirens goggled at his white trousers, the first ever seen so far north. From that moment romantic Yukon wove a spell around him.

Premier Pattullo. still immaculate but with a bigger girth, announced exultantly last week that British Columbia had closed a deal with the Dominion Government to take over Yukon Territory. As soon as British...

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