NBC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 03, 1974
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(Studio) Canada and United States experience straining relations
REPORTER: Floyd Kalber
(Ottawa, Canada) [Committee for independent Canada, Mel HURTIG - says Canadians don't want to sell themselves; independence important] United States takes over Canadian inds. 1 by 1. GaIt, Ontario, is example of complete Americanization of Canadian town. television brings tidal wave of Americanization. Many Canadians want to break relations with United States, others like United States. Canadians react to United States. Canada self-sufficient in oil, but Canada exports 1/2 of oil to United States. [HURTIG - thinks United States must stop depending on Canada for oil and gas. Advises United States to begin exploration now to make it self-sufficient.] Tougher Canadian stand against United States emerges; Canada to curb United States investment. [Energy minister Don. MACDONALD - likes United States, but insists Canada must be independent.]
REPORTER: David Halton