Sunday, April 30, 2006

It's a perspective thing, I guess.

Compare and contrast: this ...

Canadian companies have paid more than $5 billion in anti-dumping and countervailing (anti-subsidies) duties as a result of the dispute, which previous governments have tried and failed to solve.

and that:

The cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has soared and may now reach $811bn (£445bn), says a report by the Congressional Research Service.

It's pretty embarrassing when the burning Canadian trade issue of the last few years turns out to be, in the end, approximately equivalent to rounding error in the grand scheme of things.

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