Canadian businessmen greeted the turn of this present century in an ebullient mood. Like Prime Minister Laurier, they believed that the twentieth century would 'belong' to Canada. The captain of Canadian industry was seen as the self-assured vehicle of huge capital flows pouring into and out of what was in many ways a prototype of a newly industrialised country.
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