William Watson: The prime minister should stop telling businesses where to spend their money

From John A. Macdonald on down, prime ministers have always pitched Canada to big investors, foreign and domestic. In the 1990s Jean Chrétien’s “Team Canada” missions in search of foreign business deals were a way of refocusing the country on shared economic goals after the divisive disputes over the Meech and Charlottetown Accords (which were really Discords). Chrétien would pack the provincial premiers onto a jet and fly them off in search of business partners in the farthest corners of the globe… where he should have left them, some doubters said!The latest prime ministerial pitch came in Toronto recently when

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