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Author Name:    SOUCOUP, Dan

Title:   Failures and Fiascos : Atlantic Canada's Biggest Boondoggles . First Edition.

Publisher:    Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 2013, ISBN:9781771080422 

Seller ID:   110386

SOUCOUP, Dan. Failures and Fiascos : Atlantic Canada's Biggest Boondoggles.(Halifax, NS) : Nimbus Publishing, (2013). First Edition. Pp. (4),[1]-172. Illustrated. 8vo, photo-illustrated cardcovers. "With names like Irving Oi l, Sobeys, and McCain Foods on its roster, it's clear that Atlantic Canada has produced its share of industry pioneers over the years. But despite many still-thriving corporations, the region has experienced some tremendous boondoggles along the way. In Failures and Fiascos, exposes Dan Soucoup exposes Atlantic Canada's most substantial industry washouts from the past two centuries, detailing the failed Shubenacadie Canal of the 1820s, the pit-falls of rum-running in 1920s New Brunswick, Newfoundland’s hydroponic cucumbers in the 1970s, recent disgraces such as PEI's Meteor Creek Gas Fraud andthe sewage scandal in Halifax Harbour, and plenty more. With concise vigne ttes featuring engaging analyses, accented by [40] historical and contemporary images, Failures and Fiascos is an entertaining romp through the sensational business blunders that made headlines and caused headaches in Atlantic Canada." - from rear cover. Chapters : 1. The Long and Winding Railway {The Intercolonial Railway / ICR]; 2. Shubenacadie's Too-Late Canal (pp.10-19); 3. Prince Edward Island's Railway Debacle; 4. The Great Log Raft Experiment [at Two Rivers, Cumberland County]; 5. The Doomed Chignecto Ship Railway (pp.32-36); 6. The Rotten Potato Scandal ; 7. Bootlegging and Rum-Running(pp.42-48); 8. The Clairtone Fiasco [pp.49-55, Stellarton, Pictou County]; 9. The Controversial Churchill Falls Project (Labrador, pp.56-60); 10. The Heavy-Water Sinkhole [pp.61-67 : Deuterium of Canada Ltd.(DCL), Glace Bay and Port Hawkesbury, Cape Breton]; 11. The Westmorland Industrial Park Flop; 12. The Little Oil Refinery that Made It [pp.73-77, the Come By Chance refinery, Newfoundland]; 13. The Bricklin Sports Car Disaster; 14. The Cucumber Affair [Sprung Greenhouse, Mount Pearl, Newfoundland]; 15. "Tunagate " or The Tainted Tuna Matter [StarKist, in St. Andrews, N.B.]; 16. Too-Good-To-Be-True Board Game Factory [pp.96-100, Headz Games, Parrsboro, Cumberland County]; 17. The Meteor Creek Gas Fraud; 18. The Steel Mill No One Wanted [pp.107-115, Sydney Steel]; 19. Bidding for the Commonwealth Games: All tor Naught; 20. A Northern Bridge and the Collapse of Atcon [Miramichi, N.B.]; 21. Shit Storm Central in Halifax Harbour; 22. 59 Lepreau: A Billion Dollars Over and Three Years Late; 23. The Flawed Immigrant Investor Program; 24.The Boats that Wouldn't Float [pp.155-161 on the four submarines bought by the Canadian Navy from the British Ministry of Defence : HMCS Chicoutimi, HMCS Corner Brook, HMCS Windsor and HMCS Victoria]; 25. Giving Up on NB Power. With bibliography. Very good. 12.50


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