Synthesis: A review of events reported in the Canadian press
Volume VII Number 3
Date Written:  1979-03-31
Publisher:  Canadian News Synthesis Project, Toronto, Canada
Year Published:  1979
Pages:  28pp   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.

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.

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