The economic indicator by which, officially and erroneously, we judge the health of the economy. In a resource-based economy, exports are simply a measure of how fast the resources are being sucked out. And incidentally, Canada would be a net importer without the Auto Pact. Doesn’t that make you suspicious? Given that the U.S. is either exploiting us or ordering us around in literally every other sector of the economy and political/cultural arena, why are we being allowed to get our yah-yahs with the Auto Pact?