Canada: EXTERNAL AFFAIRS: Today & Tomorrow

The surest way for a U.S. visitor in Canada to start an argument is to ask a Canadian: "Why don't you come into a customs union with us?" A customs union, or some kind of economic union between the two countries, has been mooted off & on for 99 years.* Now ERP and Canada's increasingly close economic ties with the U.S. have made it a very live issue.

Traditionally, most Canadians have opposed outright union with the U.S., whether economic or political. More recently they have favored a close working agreement which they call "economic integration." By this, they mean:...

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