Canada at War: THE DOMINION: The Best-Laid Plans

Canada's reconstruction plans were last week well mixed up with an issue familiar in the U.S.: States' rights.

Eight months ago Ontario's Premier George Alexander Drew suggested, and Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King quickly agreed to, a conference between the federal Government and the nine provinces. Purpose: to chart postwar taxation. For war purposes the Dominion Government had taken over provincial income and corporation taxes. Once peace returns, Canada's 77-year-old constitution requires the return of the provinces' taxing power.

Whose Money? Mr. King's Liberal Government went right ahead with a series of sweeping measures to ease the transition from war to...

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