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Looking for balance in Colorado-Canada trade

Dear Editor,

I read recently that Gov. Owens and Denver Mayor Wellington Webb were promoting a full-fledged Canadian Consulate office in Denver. Some interesting statistics were also presented in the article.

Colorado has a $208 million trade deficit with Canada. Also, more than 150,000 Canadians visited Colorado in 2001, spending $45 million. More than 240,000 Coloradans visited Canada and spent $104 million. Does anyone else see which way the money is going?

My hope is that our elected officials put a lot of thought going into equalizing or at least improving this terrible imbalance, while promoting a consulate office for Canada. I think it is called fiscal responsibility.

I’d like to see some press from these two trusted political figures, wouldn’t you? I pray their role model isn’t the United States trade deficit.

Garland Anderson


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