Monday, August 27, 2007

End of an Era

US Steel agrees to purchase Stelco.

So ends 104 years of Canadian-owned steel industry in Hamilton. I am not particularly aggrieved, but I can understand why some in Hamilton may well be.

The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Steeltown crew that day;
The score stood six to four, with but one industry still in play,
And then when Dofasco sold to Arcelor, evoking P&G,
A sickly silence fell upon those working for Canad'n Steel.

Give me a break, I'm not a poet.

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