Canada: Adding Up the Bill

Canada sprawls farther east and far ther west than the continental U.S. And to keep the sprawl connected, it depends more than the U.S. on railroad service.

It was therefore with great relief that Canadians last week saw trains moving again after a seven-day strike. Trickling back to work were 119,000 members of 16 unions that had idled the big Canadian Pacific and Canadian National rail roads, as well as five smaller lines. Back also went employees of telegraph systems and essential ferry lines, which are under the striking unions' jurisdiction.

Still, in spite of direct government intervention, not all the...

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