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    DescriptionJohn Diefenbaker's Latin American policy was based on his vision of Canada's national interest, which placed a strong emphasis on the achievement of greater autonomy in foreign policy for Canada vis-a-vis the US and the expansion of Canadian exports to the region. Though Diefenbaker was often accused of being driven by anti-Americanism, instead his Latin American policy was based on his vision of Canada's national interest. For Diefenbaker, an enhanced relationship with Latin America had the potential to lessen Canada's dependency on the US, while giving Latin American countries an outlet for their trade, commercial and financial relations other than the US. This new approach implied that Canada would formulate and implement policy that focused more on Canadian political interests and goals. It was not a matter of charting a totally independent policy from the US in Latin America - true policy independence was impossible to achieve. Nor was it the case that Canada would necessarily set itself in opposition to the US when it disagreed with its policies. For Diefenbaker the goal was to pursue a foreign policy that was aligned with, but not subservient to, the US.

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    Diefenbaker and Latin America
    The Pursuit of Canadian Autonomy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jason Gregory Zorbas
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 175
    Weight: 417 g
    ISBN 13: 9781443832762
    ISBN 10: 1443832766

    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: KCL
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JPA
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    B&T General Subject: 650
    LC classification: JA
    DC22: 337
    DC21: 337
    BISAC V2.8: POL010000, BUS069020
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 337.710809045
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    Thema V1.0: JPA, KCL
    Cambridge Scholars Publishing
    Imprint name
    Cambridge Scholars Publishing
    Publication date
    01 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Author Information
    Jason Zorbas is a Lecturer in Political Studies at St. Thomas More College in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He holds a PhD from the University of Saskatchewan and is the author of a number of articles concerning John G. Diefenbaker.