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date: 29 May 2023

Intercolonial Railway. 

The Oxford Companion to Canadian History
Ken CruikshankKen Cruikshank

The Intercolonial was constructed and operated by the government of Canada to fulfill its 1867 constitutional commitment to join the Maritime provinces to central Canada. The British government, anxious to unite the colonies and hopeful that new railway construction would restore the value of private Canadian railway bonds held by British investors, assisted in the project. While the Canadian government hoped a private company would take over operations of the railway, the Intercolonial remained publicly owned.... ...

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