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In 1970 the Trudeau government issued a major statement defining its foreign policy Three primary policy aims were presented preservation of Canada as an independent political entity maintenance of expanding prosperity and constructive contribution to human needsIn 1970-72 Canada scaled back its contribution to NATO reducing the number of its military and civilian personnel and military bases in Europe Canada established diplomatic relations with the Peoples Republic of in October 1970 ambassadors were exchanged the following year and an exchange of consuls and most-favoured-nation trading arrangements were agreed upon in 1973 Trudeaus attitude toward the Cold War and the Soviet Union was decidedly ambiguous for a prime minister of a country that had been a charter member of NATO and was intimately tied to the United States in Norad He improved relations with the Soviets at first believing that closer ties with the Soviet Union would restore balance to Canadas international position and deemphasize Canadas role as a partisan of the West But at the same time Trudeau did not contest fundamental US policy regarding the Soviet Union the Middle East and even the war in Southeast Asia Despite Trudeaus cautious and skeptical view of the United States he was ultimately respectful of the realities of American power Canada also sought closer relations with the European Economic Community and played a more active role in the United Nations During the 1970s Canada extended its fishing rights and reaffirmed Canadian sovereignty in its Arctic islands and their icebound watersThe goal of protecting Canadas economy led to adjustments in relations with the United States In 1970 Canada increased the price of petroleum and natural gas sold to the United States and in 1974 a plan to gradually reduce those sales and end them by 1982 was announced This action was taken to protect domestic supplies of fossil fuels in the face of increasing prices of imported oil used in the eastern provinces In 1978 Canada initiated purchases
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