Some aspects of public ownership of electric utilities in Canada.
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Published in [n.p.] .
Written in English


  • Electric industries -- Canada,
  • Government ownership -- Canada

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Reprinted from Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, vol. 14, 1930.

The Physical Object
Pagination[24 p.]
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16011617M

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