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Asian car makers - boom or bust?

In 1965, a landmark agreement with the United States transformed Canada's tiny car-making industry into a world leader. The Auto Pact created thousands of Canadian jobs and was the backbone for a generation of economic growth. But the Auto Pact also tied Canada's fortunes more closely than ever to its southern neighbour.

 Possible effects of the Asian car market on Canada.

Medium: Radio
Program: Sunday Morning
Broadcast Date: Feb. 1, 1987
Guest(s): James Bursey, Duncan Cameron, Michel Côté, Sam Ginden, Ken Harrigan, Bob McKenzie, Peter Murphy
Host: Linden MacIntyre
Reporter: David Downey
Duration: 16:31

Last updated: July 11, 2013

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