CANADA: NEW WORLD POWER by Louisa W. Peat

CANADA: NEW WORLD POWER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A Chamber of Commerce point of view and an enthusiastic presentation of Canada's achievements during the war, which have changed her from a debtor to a creditor nation, have made her third in naval power, have resulted in her growing to maturity -- and still trying to operate in adolescent clothes. Chatty, discursive, homey in style -- one has to read through the surface to get at the foundations. In appraising the book one realizes that she has given in brief space a feel of Canada's history, of her people, of her variety of interests, resources, occupations -- and her vast achievements in transportation (rail and air), in industry and manufacture. But she glosses over Canada's shortcomings in actue application of social legislation; she scarcely even hints at Big Business controls; she slides over matters of constructive plans for peace.

Pub Date: June 1st, 1945
Publisher: McBride