Canada: EXTERNAL AFFAIRS: Canadian Victory

Could the U.S. Department of Justice force Canadian companies to show their books for an antitrust law investigation? The Department thought it could, so long as it suspected them of being subsidiaries of U.S. concerns. Last March, when seven Canadian newsprint concerns refused to hand over their records, the Justice Department served their U.S. representatives with subpoenas. Cried many a Canadian: "A violation of sovereignty!"

The squabble grew so hot that in May Canada's embassy in Washington asked Secretary of State Marshall for assistance in preventing any undesirable interference with Canadian companies. Nevertheless, as late as Oct. 10 bumbling U.S. Attorney...

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