Canada: ONTARIO: Flying West

Ontario's Premier George Drew, who had made a quick manpower-shopping tour of England to ease his province's labor shortage (TIME, May 26), solved his biggest problem of all last week. He found a way to get the British workers to Canada. Premier Drew contracted with Transocean Air Lines (headquarters: Oakland, Calif.) to fly 7,000 of them over at the rate of 80 a day in five chartered DC-4s, beginning in about a month.

The Toronto Globe & Mail called Drew's plan "breathtaking," went on to wave a Tory finger underneath the Dominion Government's nose: "In a few short weeks the Ontario...

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