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IN TERMS OF LANDMASS, Canada is the secondlargest country in the world after Russia. It has vast wildernesses, huge expanses of farmland, enviable hydroelectric power potential that is just beginning to be tapped as an export industry, and rich mineral resources. From a right-wing perspective, the left is so entrenched in Canadian politics that truly right-wing candidates have little chance of being elected.

An irony is that Canada traditionally adheres to a broad spectrum of right-wing policies, including a weak central government with broad provincial autonomy, unfettered international trade, and free market economics. The Liberals have stayed in power and seem to dominate the broad middle of the Canadian spectrum by utilizing patronage effectively and keeping the budget balanced and maintaining a healthy economy—both of which ...

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