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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a bill signing ceremony in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on March 27, 2017. (Pool/Getty Images)

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a bill signing ceremony in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on March 27, 2017.

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In the late 1970s, fresh out of high school and keen to finance a university degree, I spent a year in mining camps in Northern Ontario and Northern Manitoba. I remember great heaping portions of potatoes and steak in the mess halls, shower water that ran yellow with sulphur, and armies of young men. In those days, mining was back-breaking work that required lots of employees doing lots of walking, shovelling, pushing, drilling, driving and fixing.

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