This paper discusses Western transport problems such as the fact that both Alberta and Saskatchewan are landlocked and British Columbia and Manitoba are far from many markets. It discusses these problems in the context of being far removed from the decision making area. The West's relatively narrow economic base, and the sparse population associated with it have produced a high-rise society -- that is, reliant on outside capital and volatile commodity markets, and vulnerable to distant decisions affecting transportation and communications. This risky reliance on the outside has fueled the feelings of Westerners that they have too little influence on their own destiny, and too little say in the development of Canada as a whole.

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    • This paper was published as part of the Proceedings of the 1975 Annual conference held in Calgary.
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    Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)

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  • Authors:
    • Seddon, G J
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00144334
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM