Canadian Nationalism

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Federal election campaign in canada

Uncertain Outlook for Trudeau's Liberal Party

Canadians, too, will hold national elections this year and Americans will find the campaign issues strikingly familiar: unemployment, threatening inflation and high taxes. This should not be surprising since the Canadian economy is bound up with and, in many ways, is a mirror image of the American. But while the underlying political currents in the United States are held to be the Viet Nam War and racial equality, in Canada they are perceived to be French-English relations and a burgeoning nationalist movement.

Nationalism, which carries a perceptible strain of anti-Americanism, can be expected to surface time and again as Canada's 13 million voters1 prepare to cast their ballots on Oct. 30, eight days before the American ...

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