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The Debate over Free Trade Agreements

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The last article few articles analyzed the social and environmental costs facing Canadians as a result of free trade. This article presents the arguments for and against the North American Free Trade Agreements and the Foreign Investment Protection and Promotions Agreement. Inter-Governmental Free Trade Agreements The FTA was a free trade agreement between Canada and… Continue Reading »

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The Social Cost of Free Trade Agreements

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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 »

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Binding Clauses and the Hidden Cost of Free Trade

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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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