Canada: THE DOMINION: In the Looking Glass

Canada looked in the mirror last week and liked the ruddy cheeks it saw. In Ottawa, Finance Minister Douglas Abbott announced that the fiscal year would certainly end (March 31) with the budget in balance. There was a $200,000,000 Government surplus at the end of eight months, instead of the $200,000,000 deficit expected. Better still, there might be cuts in taxes, although they probably would not be large.

No matter how Canada turned before her mirror, she found most prospects pleasing. There were still some inconveniences and shortages: meat was still rationed, refrigerators and washing machines...

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