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U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper hold a joint news conference in Washington Feb. 4, 2011.
U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper hold a joint news conference in Washington Feb. 4, 2011.
(JIM YOUNG/REUTERS)

What Harper wants from the U.S. and Mexico

If Stephen Harper want to win some friends down Mexico way next week, all he needs to do is end the onerous visa requirements his government imposed on one of Canada’s supposedly closest North American trade partners even as Ottawa was bugging Washington to make crossing the Canada-U.S. frontier faster and easier.