The Hemisphere: Best Year

Canada never had it so good. The Bureau of Statistics reported last week that Canadians earned more dollars, produced and consumed more goods and services in April, May and June than in any other quarter in history; gross national production for 1956 was headed for a record-smashing $29.5 billion—a handsome $2.8 billion above last year (and equal to a per capita rate of $1,844 v. the U.S.'s $2,432).

The nation's prosperity spread all the way from the bottom to the top. Unemployment was down to a bedrock 103,000, and workers were hard to find, notably for domestic service, construction trades and logging....

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