Bandeen, Dr. Robert A.
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Current developments in the business aspects of Canadian National, and their relevance to the future of the services provided to Canadians. A definition of the type of institution that is Canadian National. The varying perceptions of what Canadian National should do. A beginning definition of what Canadian National is not, and what it cannot do. The original mandate of CN. Factors affecting the mandate. How CN is funded. The opportunities of CN "going public." CN wants to be able to "tap the same sources of equity capital for the long-term improvement of its services." A discussion of the fears of the general public. Concerns for costs and an orientation towards profit does not exclude a socially responsible CN. Examples of CN's contributions. The implementation of more candid and rational approaches towards transportation costs, and who shall pay for them: a controversial issue. What CN wants: the freedom to explore and develop transportation services.