In 1947 he returned to the Bank of Canada, leaving again in 1950 to become president and chairman of the CNR. Gordon presided over a difficult period of labour troubles, a declining share of passenger traffic, the expense of modernization and demands to appoint more French Canadians to senior management. He claimed that he had done all that he could with what was available and in response was burned in effigy in Montréal. Gordon retired in 1967 to become president of Brinco and chairman of the CHURCHILL FALLS power project.
Author ROBERT BOTHWELL
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