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Canadian Town Shutdown

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Canadian Town Shutdown

Canadian Town Shutdown

Canadian Town Shutdown

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Guest host Renee Montagne talks with Gerald Young, president of the Murdochville Citizens Committee. The Canadian town has just voted to shut itself down, coinciding with the departure of the town's copper mining company. The town was named after the copper company's first president... and in 1957 became the site of Canada's most violent labor strike to date, in 1957.