Canada: THE DOMINION: The Ships Are Seized

The crisis had come. For a month the vital arteries of Great Lakes shipping had been blocked by the strike of the Canadian Seamen's Union. The embolism, choking off coal shipments from the U.S. to Canada, now threatened to cripple Canadian industry. Last week the Canadian Government announced seizure of the strikebound shipping companies. It was the second seizure since war's end, one of the few in Canadian history.

Three days later the Government, through Shipping Controller Captain E. S. Brand of the Royal Canadian Navy, began to operate 100-odd ships belonging...

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