Canada's Election and the United States
American-Canadian Relations in the Campaign
Canada's parliamentary election of June 10 comes at a time when Canadian-American relations are under close scrutiny in both Canada and the United States. The ire aroused north of the border by the Norman affair has subsided, but Canada's traditional sensitivity to policies and actions of her powerful neighbor has been sharpened by other developments. The dominion's large and growing trade deficit with the United States, and increasing control of Canadian resources by American investors, have revived long-standing Canadian apprehensions of economic domination by this country.
Appeals to the nationalistic sentiments of Canadians are being heard in the current electoral campaign. The new leader of the Progressive Conservative Party, John Diefenbaker,1 has taxed the Liberal government ...