Canada: The U.S. Objects

Canada's family ties with Britain and her neighborly ties with the U.S. were strained last week. The irritant was wheat, which Canada and the U.S. have to sell and Britain wants to buy.

Mother country Britain and elder daughter Canada planned a tight family deal: Britain would buy an average of 145 million bushels of Canada's wheat annually (37% of this year's expected crop) for the next four years. The price would be $1.55 a bushel. This would ensure Britons cheap bread and Canadians a guaranteed market, although prairie farmers complained bitterly that they were losing millions of dollars. (U.S. farmers were...

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