Canada at War: NOVA SCOTIA: The Boss Is Fed Up

Miners in No. 3 and No. 5 collieries at grimy Inverness have been working on borrowed time. Twelve years ago their Government took over the two unprofitable mines when the private owners decided to shut down. It has operated them at a loss ever since, just to keep 200-odd miners in jobs. Said Premier A. Stirling MacMillan: "It would be easier for us to get the coal somewhere else."

The miners have not been content with their Government's philanthropy. They have blamed poor production on obsolete equipment. They struck (four months ago) in protest against a Government decision not to expand....

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