Synthesis: A review of events reported in the Canadian press
Volume VII Number 3
Publisher: Canadian News Synthesis Project, Toronto, Canada
Date Written: 31/03/1979
Year Published: 1979
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX12235
Synthesis is the journal of the Canadian News Synthesis Project. Previously known as the Canadian News Synthesis Project (1974 - 1976), Synthesis analyzes and presents current news coverage of the most important economic, political and cultural forces in Canadian Society, using major newspapers from across the country.
March 1979 issue.
Abstract: The National Energy Board says Canada has enough natural gas in reserve to afford additional exports of two-trillion cubic feet to US during next decade, NDP and media argue surplus gas should stay in Canada; federal election campaign underway, early strategies of parties revealed; Canada's 1978 trade balance report paints gloomy picture of structure of economy; record surplus in merchandise trade a result of selling off natural resources; continued weakness of Canadian dollar; increasing outflow of money as Canadian companies invest in other countries in search of higher profits; capital drain works against dollar's exchange rate, removes investment for job creation in Canada.