Professor emeritus at the School of Design of the Université du Québec à Montréal and former director of the university’s Design Center
The history of Canada is inseparable from the history of Canadian Pacific, the private railway company that united Canada politically and became the world’s largest and most diverse travel and transportation system. For the first time, Canadian Pacific’s vast influence on the nation’s image throughout the world is analyzed systematically and comprehensively. For decades, the company dominated Canada’s transportation systems, establishing vast infrastructures in Canada and abroad as part of its efforts to promote tourism and immigration. No other entity influenced the nation’s economic development and image to such an extent.