The Hemisphere: Case to Remember

Few things are guaranteed to discomfit Canadians more than thoughts of Canada's continuing trade imbalance with the U.S. Last year Canada bought $4 billion worth of goods across the border, managed to sell only $2.9 billion in return. Last week Canadians were reminded that many another nation feels as they do—only about trade with Canada itself.

The case in point was Ireland, whose tidy markets Ottawa's Foreign Trade Service hopes to improve with a booklet for businessmen pointing out Ireland's liberal tariff and import policies for Canadian products—aluminum, wheat, lumber, newsprint, hides. The main problem is that Canada fails to reciprocate. Wrote...

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