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Commentary: Canada at home in the hemisphere?

Carlo Dade
December 2009

Looking back, it appears that our shift away from Europe may have been less about the Americas and more about America. The view from below the Rio Grande is telling in this regard; though an active OAS member, outside of its orbit, Canada appears as a curiosity, popping up from behind the American behemoth from time to time. The region’s frustration with Canada is not with what it does, but that it does not do more and do so more consistently.

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