GREAT BRITAIN: Canada's Cards

A record for elaborate bluffing was the only accomplishment of the Imperial Economic Conference at Ottawa at the end of its second week. Some of the delegations, from Britain's eight constituent commonwealths, began to complain among themselves, then to hint tactfully to their hosts that too many parties were interfering with the business of the conference.* Canada promptly laid on the conference table its first hand of cards, a proposal to shift something between $100,000,000 and $200,000,000 worth of Canadian trade from the U. S. to Great Britain.

Canada's proposal contained...

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