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Diefenbaker’s election campaign had played to a growing sense of nationalism. S. relations. When the United States imposed an embargo on all exports except food and medicine to Cuba in October 1960, Canada declined to do the same. Instead, Canadian businessmen visited Fidel Castro’s communist island to drum up business while Cubans headed to Ottawa asking to buy supplies they’d previously ordered from the United States. 9 The Chicago Tribune was also quick to lambaste Canada for its perceived Judas move.

Meanwhile the Washington Post called for the subcommittee members to apologize. ”6 At the New Republic magazine, Philip Deane waved off fears of potential structural damage to the framework of bilateral comradeship. Nothing within reason, he argued, could harm relations as the progress of both countries depended on the other. Still, he cautioned that the “inevitability of ever closer relations is the main reason why the US should not needlessly offend Canada. ”7 The true depth of that friendship would soon be tested by a change in Canada’s leadership.

Which country gained by that twelve years of reciprocity, Canada or the United States? 31 Ballard also analysed trade figures in the six years prior to 1911, which recorded that American exports to Canada increased by more than 50 percent despite tariffs. ”32 The paper itself argued that the Dominion’s extensive undeveloped agricultural resources posed a threat to American farmers and that the United States would be giving Canada access to millions more customers while it gained a much smaller market share in return.

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