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Promoting a northwestern route: The Yellowhead

It's the world's longest national highway. At 7,821 kilometres, it stretches from Victoria, B.C., to St. John's, Nfld., and through every province in between. Constructed over some of the world's most treacherous terrain, it took 20 years and $1 billion to complete. The Trans-Canada Highway fulfilled a dream — to open up new regions of the country, usher in new economic prosperity and make fellow Canadians…just a car ride away.

Edmonton politician William Hawrelak explains why the new TCH should pass through the historic Yellowhead Route.

Medium: Radio
Program: Assignment
Broadcast Date: Jan. 1, 1963
Guest(s): William Hawrelak
Reporter: Shirley Higginson
Duration: 1:56

Last updated: July 5, 2013

Page consulted on March 31, 2014

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