Winner of the Business Book of the Year Award
Here was a man who had done it all with winter roads. Here was the spark plug that drove a work force of over 400 men deep into the wilderness of northwestern Ontario and northern Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The Sigfusson Transportation Company built a winter road system like no other on earth–stretching 3,560 miles into the dead of winter. Rather than have Sigfusson gain a hard-earned profit by building and operating a winter road freighting system annually at no cost to society, the governments of the day in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario each were successful in putting the company out of business.
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“… now that the dust has settled, a hole in the Canadian Charter of Rights has been exposed by Svein Sigfusson.” –Kenneth M. Adam
About the Author
Svein Sigfusson was an athlete and entrepreneur who was born in Lundar, Manitoba. In 1938, Svein set a Canadian record in the hammer throw, winning the gold medal at the Canadian championships that same year. He also won silver medals in the discus, shot put, triple jump and javelin events. Sigfusson won at least nine Canadian championships between 1938 and 1954 and was named to the All-Canada track and field team in 1954. He won a bronze medal in the discus at the 1950 British Empire Games. Later, Sigfusson developed and operated a transportation system in northern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario, which he describes in his memoir Sigfusson’s Roads. Sigfusson was inducted into the Order of Canada in 1974 and the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 1982. Svein Sigfusson died in 1992.