Author(s): Acheson K, Maule C
It has been over one hundred years since the federal government first introduced policies aimed at managing magazine production and distribution (Canada 1999, 6). Since that time, successive governments have expressed concern over the extent of overflow and split-run circulation of American periodicals in Canada. (1) This has led to the introduction of an array of domestic policies that, over the years, have caused conflict between the two countries but most of that friction has been resolved by informal negotiations. The most recent case was referred to the dispute settlement mechanism of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Elsewhere we have examined these disputes and in the process have been struck by important details that the debate has either ignored or overlooked, our subject here (Acheson and Maule 1999, 186-205, 2000, 2001).