Vladimir Putin

Kinsman, R.D.L.

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Export trading problems for Canada. A review of the current situation, with some figures with regard to Canada's status in the world in terms of exports and imports. The problem of growing unemployment in Canada: Canada's foreign trade role. Some trade figures. The factor of the creation of two trading blocs in Europe. Consequences of current GATT negotiations not succeeding in erasing the worst effects of the threatened trade discrimination by Western Europe. Discrimination in trade and the strong emotional reactions it provokes. Some examples of the effects. The "North-South Problem" and our attention to it: a detailed discussion. The folly of the "Buy Canadian" slogan. A better slogan: "Sell Canadian."