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The Secret and Steamy Story of Canada's Pacific Railways

Alastair Sweeny | Posted 07.14.2012 | Canada
Alastair Sweeny

At first glance, the Canadian Pacific Railway contract fiasco of the early 1870s is the granddaddy of all Canadian scandals. But only the tip of the iceberg has been recounted ad nauseam by historians. The real story is far more gripping, and is actually one of the more fascinating events in Canadian business and political history.