CANADA: National Neuroses

When he resigned as U.S. vice-consul in Toronto last fall, Frank Tinker bade Canada an unfond farewell. "I'm leaving Canada and I'm glad," Tinker wrote in a blunt article in Maclean's magazine. "It's going to be a great relief."

Tinker explained that he was fed up with the spiteful, unfair criticisms that he had encountered during his two-year hitch in Canada. Canadians were forever complaining to Vice-Consul Tinker about U.S. immigration laws, completely overlooking Canada's equally strict screening of aliens. Canadian newspapers railed about the 7% U.S. tariff on Canadian lead, but never mentioned the 25% Canadian duty on...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!