Canada at War: EXTERNAL AFFAIRS: Seaway Revived

Canada watched the U.S. Congress with more than usual interest this week. The St. Lawrence Seaway project was up for consideration again.

Americans and Canadians have talked for years about deepening and damming the 1,900-mile St. Lawrence Waterway, thus providing "maritime coastlines" for their Midwests and cheap hydroelectric power. Nothing ever happened. In 1934, the U.S. Senate failed to produce the two-thirds vote necessary to ratify a treaty that had been signed in 1932.

But now a new situation has caused renewed interest: the project could provide postwar jobs. In Washington, Republican Senator George David Aiken of Vermont said he would...

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