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Before the Auto Pact

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.

 A look at Canada's struggling auto industry in 1960.

Medium: Television
Program: CBC Newsmagazine
Broadcast Date: Oct. 2, 1960
Guest(s): George Burt, E.H. Walker
Host: Norman DePoe, James Minifie
Duration: 14:03

Last updated: July 11, 2013

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