The Gut Issue

As elections near, a trade pact with the U.S. raises questions of self-image

"I happen to believe you've sold us out," snapped John Turner, leader of the Liberal Party.

"You do not have a monopoly on patriotism," retorted Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, head of the Progressive Conservatives, or Tories. "I want to tell you I come from a Canadian family, and I love Canada, and that's why I did it, to promote prosperity, and don't you impugn my motives."

"Once a country yields its economic levers, once a country yields its energy . . ."

"We have not done it."

"Once a country yields its agriculture . . ."

"Wrong again!"

"Once a country...

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