Canada: SASKATCHEWAN: Battle Royal?

The only socialist government in Can ada faced the toughest fight of its young life. Big business, which had seethed in silence for 15 months while Saskatchewan's CCFers adopted a batch of socialist laws, suddenly struck back. The Canadian Pacific Railway, the Dominion Loan & Mortgage Association and the Hudson's Bay Co. appealed to the Federal Government to void three key Saskatchewan laws :

¶ A Farm Security Act, prohibiting mortgage foreclosures in bad crop years.

¶ A Mineral Taxation Act (and its amending Act of 1945), which imposes a flat annual 3ٕ-an-acre tax on mineral rights, a tax...

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