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Political Science Trade & Tariffs

Canada and the Reagan Challenge

Crisis in the Canadian-American Relationship

by (author) Stephen Clarkson

Publisher
James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Jan 1982
Category
Trade & Tariffs, Diplomacy
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780888625700
    Publish Date
    Jan 1982
    List Price
    $16.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780888627919
    Publish Date
    Jan 1985
    List Price
    $45.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780888627902
    Publish Date
    Jan 1985
    List Price
    $16.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780888625717
    Publish Date
    Jan 1982
    List Price
    $19.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781552779538
    Publish Date
    May 2011
    List Price
    $17.95

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Description

Canada and Reagan Challenge, first published in 1982, has gained wide acclaim for its analysis of the crisis of 1981 - when Ottawa and Washington went head-to-head over the economic nationalism of the National Energy Program and the Foreign Investment Review Agency. Stephen Clarkson's study demonstrated that the crisis extended to a great many fronts, including defence, the environment and the survival of Canadian culture.
The September 1984 election brought to Ottawa a new Conservative government, one that seemed determined to embrace Ronald Reagan's view of the world. The Conservatives soon came on side with Washington on the "Stars Wars" debate. As for foreign investment, the Tories declared Canada "open for business". With many challenges for the bilateral relationship on the horizon - further protectionist threats, free trade negotiations, the modernization of NORAD, the acid rain crisis, and American withdrawal from international institutions such as UNESCO - Stephen Clarkson asks whether the Conservatives' "super relations" with the United States will result in the sacrifice of Canadian interests.

About the author

Christina McCall (1935-2005) was a writer of literary non-fiction who worked a socio-political analyst for Maclean's, Saturday Night, Chatelaine, and the Globe and Mail. Grits, her portrait of the Liberal Party, was acclaimed as "one of the most important Canadian books." With her husband, Stephen Clarkson, she co-authored Trudeau and Our Times, the classic two-volume study of Pierre Elliott Trudeau and his impact on Canadian society and politics, the first volume of which won the Governor General's Literary Award in 1990.

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