August 13, 2012

Why Germany Shuns Canada's Debt Model

John Ibbitson, Globe and Mail

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Angela Merkel may be thinking about the Canadian example right now, and not in a good way.

The German Chancellor will be in Canada on Wednesday and Thursday for talks with Prime Minister Stephen Harper about a proposed Canada-European Union free trade agreement. They will also, of course, discuss the state of things in Europe. That is where the unhappy Canadian precedent comes in.

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