Since Canada became a confederated nation in 1867, an estimated 4,000,000 Canadians have emigrated to the presumably greener pastures of the U.S. Many a patriotic Canadian, alarmed by this trend, has urged his countrymen to stay home. Last week an American preached the same warning—but for a new reason.

The speaker was Boston-born, Nova Scotia-raised Neil MacNeil, who left Canada for New York in 1917, eventually became an assistant managing editor of the New York Times. Last week he turned up in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, to get an honorary law degree from his alma mater, St. Francis Xavier University. Said...

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