CANADA: Tax Dodge

In railway and airline offices on the Canadian side of the Canada-U.S. border many a U.S. citizen queued up last week and bought his ticket from a Canadian agent. In the same offices, almost every mail brought letters from the U.S. with orders and checks for plane and train tickets between U.S. points. More & more Americans were getting wise to the fact that they could get bargains in transportation by buying their tickets in Canada.

In her 1949 budget, Canada had cut off the 15% wartime excise tax on air and rail tickets (TIME, May 23). In the U.S.,...

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