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  •  Yes it is (none)
    ... and Canada is the US's largest.

    But the POTENTIAL market expansions into asia and europe can put the US down into where it's merely the 'largest plurality' rather than 'majority'.

    Nothing but good can come, from Canada's economic perspective, from unlinking its economy as much as possible from the US given the dismal near and mid term economic outlook.

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    by Hatamoto on Wed Oct 26, 2005 at 01:59:00 PM PDT

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    •  No, that has changed recently in favour of (none)
      China.

      Repeat China is Canada's largest trading partner.

      I'm on my way out but will get the citation when I return.

      This above all: to thine own self be true,... Thou canst not then be false to any man.-WS

      by Agathena on Wed Oct 26, 2005 at 02:37:01 PM PDT

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      •  Please! (none)
        I'd love to see that... everything I've seen up to this point has our trade heavily skewed in favour of the US. It'd certainly make some interesting fodder for future... ahm... conversations with certain people. ;)

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        by Hatamoto on Wed Oct 26, 2005 at 02:41:44 PM PDT

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        •  In January 2005 (none)
          China was second only to the USA as our trading partner. Then very recently I heard on TV that China had just surpassed the USA. I can't seem to get a cite from Google but will keep trying.

          It is fun fodder.

          This above all: to thine own self be true,... Thou canst not then be false to any man.-WS

          by Agathena on Wed Oct 26, 2005 at 08:40:43 PM PDT

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          •  Not according to Statistic Canada... (none)
            This official Statistic Canada balance of payments table says the contrary.

            In 2004, total Canadian exports to the US amounted to $CAN 350.8 billion and imports to $CAN 250.1 bilion. China is not even in the top 5 trading partners (imports or exports) and their numbers are in the "Other Countries" category.

            •  That was in 2004 (none)
              Canada/China just signed a 'Strategic Partners' contract.

              This above all: to thine own self be true,... Thou canst not then be false to any man.-WS

              by Agathena on Thu Oct 27, 2005 at 04:39:35 AM PDT

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