Canada: EXTERNAL AFFAIRS: We'll Get By'

Canadians must get along with fewer U.S. automobiles, washing machines, radios, refrigerators and Florida vacations. To bring its dollar trade into balance, the Dominion Government is going to cut imports from the U.S., even though it means lowering the Canadian standard of living. In seven months (January-July) Canada bought $573 million more from the U.S. than she sold there. At that rate the deficit would be almost $1 billion by year's end.

The Government had studied every alternative before concluding that import restrictions were inescapable. British Foreign Secretary Bevin's idea of an Empire customs union was quickly rejected, for it...

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