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Time to rethink Canada-U.S. ties

By Scott Taylor      

The idea that Canada’s military sacrifice in U.S.-led missions brings Canada benefits in other parts of the relationship rings hollow, NAFTA talks show.

Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured during the sixth round of NAFTA trade talks in Montreal on Jan. 29, is discovering that Canadian sacrifice in the name of U.S. military adventurism amounts to jack squat when it comes to trade, writes Scott Taylor. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

OTTAWA—With the United States-Canada NAFTA trade talks currently at an impasse, maybe it is time that we as Canadians do a little rethinking as to how we appease our major trading partner. It has long been something of a given that Canada either supports or refrains from condemning U.S. military adventures around the globe, in the belief that this will garner us favours from our giant neighbour to the south.

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