Canada: THE DOMINION: Union Now?

Would Canadians like to see their country unite with the U.S.? In a poll of 17 prominent persons by Toronto's Financial Post, the answer was a decisive no.

Two men said they thought political union a fine idea, but "not yet." Quebec's free-thinking Senator Telesphore Damien Bouchard believed in "closer and closer relations." John L. McDougall, Queen's University economist, neatly sidestepped: "Weight of isolationist opinion in the United States is [such] that I think the question inopportune. . . ." AILothers replied with a flat negative.

The most thoughtful answer came from Percy J. Philip, who covers Ottawa for the New York...

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