Business & Finance: Paper & Power

Swift rivers tumble through the Canadian forests on their way to the mighty St. Lawrence. Between them, covering vast stretches of the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, lies a great area of choice timber land. Its potential wealth defies estimate. Year after year, an army of men with axes and saws invades it, levies tribute for the busy mills dotting the rivers. But when they have finished, the woods rise stately and tall as before, seemingly an endless source of profit to their owners.

Much of this immensely valuable land belongs to the Crown....

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