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The Social Cost of Free Trade Agreements


The social cost of free trade decreases the Canadian’s standard of living. This article analyzes the impact of these social costs. Social Cost of Free Trade The Social cost of the free trade agreements has affected Canadian’s through the following; 1. Fiscal Austerity Cuts to Social Programs 2. Decline in Unionization Rates 3. Growth of… Continue Reading »


Canada US Debate Over Trade Disputes on Free Trade Agreements


The trade disputes between Canada and US have pit the two warring parties in a debate over trade policy.  This review assesses its impacts. In this review, we look at two significant issues related to trade policies of both parties; the first being a dispute over a commodity, and the second; a trade policy manufactured… Continue Reading »


Binding Clauses and the Hidden Cost of Free Trade


In continuation of our series on trade reform, this article analyzes how the international trading system exploits the Canadian economy through the various binding clauses found within the free trade deals. The deals covered in this article are the Canada US Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed in 1988 and the North American Free Trade Agreement… Continue Reading »

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