The Diplomacy of Concert: Canada, the G-7 and the Halifax Summit
by John Kirton


23. It is noteworthy that on a simple conservative-liberal-social democratic spectrum, as measured by the political party affiliation of leaders in power, Canadian-American ideological-political compatibility has been the norm, as follows: Trudeau-Carter 1977-8, 1980; Mulroney-Reagan/Bush 1985-1992; and Chretien- Clinton, 1994-.

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