Canada: Dependent & Discontented

Canada owes its prosperity in great part to its close economic ties with the U.S. This relationship, which has helped give the country the world's second-highest living standard (after the U.S.), is also a source of resentment. Now, Canada is engaged in a national debate over what, if anything, should be done about it. And last week the problem took the form of a hassle between the U.S. and Canada about banking.

Biting a Bank. The present phase of the conflict started two months ago over a book by former Finance Minister Walter Gordon, who remains...

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