Canada: Fresh Trade Winds

Bundled against the Canadian chill, Britain's "Minister for Europe," Lord Privy Seal Edward Heath, flew into Ottawa last week to batten down some Commonwealth hatches before Britain sails into the European Common Market. After the usual pleasantries in the airport VIP lounge, a newsman pushed a microphone at Heath: "Just say that you've come to assuage Canadian anxiety."

The statement, half question, half demand, was a reflection of Canada's present unsettled mood and its concern for its economic future. As a relatively underpopulated (18 million) young nation with vast natural resources, Canada must trade to grow, and Britain's prospective...

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