Canada: Great Expectations

To many a Canadian, life south of the border looked better than it had since the booming '20s. In the first six months of 1947, 21,000 Canadians, more than in all 1946, picked up permanent U.S. residence visas and headed south.

A typical emigrant was husky William A. ("Bill") Dickman, 34, who visited the U.S. consular office on the twelfth floor of Vancouver's Marine Building one day last week. What Bill Dickman wanted was a "job with a future." For four years during the depression, he was jobless; finally he got work driving a railway speeder in the lumber woods. For eight...

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