Break for the border
With the world's largest economy on their doorstep, Canadian firms have struggled to exploit the US market. But, writes Jan Harvey, for many firms an American capability is now a necessity rather than a luxury
Relations between Canada and the US have not always been convivial, but the Canadian business community nevertheless has good reason for wanting to keep the relationship on an even keel. As the Canadian Chamber of Commerce noted in its June 2002 report, Directions for the Future: “Canadians do not want to become totally integrated with the US, and they do not want to become Americans. But they do want to reap the maximum economic benefits of the economic partnership with the US.”
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