The UK Bible Students
Lament for Canada 1970
Grant, Lament for a Nation (1970; 1994 edn, Carleton University Press
Inc., Ottawa), 28.
‘Since 1960, Canada has developed into a northern extension of
the [North American] continental economy. . . .
Our traditional role – as an exporter of raw materials
(particularly to Europe) with highly protected industry in central Canada –
gradually lost its importance in relation to our role as a branch-plant of
Our ruling class is composed of the same groups as that of the
United States, with the signal difference that the Canadian ruling class looks
across the border for its final authority in both politics and culture.
As Canada is only gradually being
called upon to play a full role in the United States’ world policies, our
military is less influential at home than is the case in the United States.
Of all the aspects of our society, the military is the most
directly an errand boy for the Americans.’