The history of Canadian trade
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- Chrétien calls for global free
trade—PM explains radical conversion
- By Julian Beltrame, The Ottawa Citizen, 10
April 1997. The PM now supports NAFTA.
- NDP Poised to Alter Position on
- By Peter O'Neil, Sun, Ottawa Bureau, 10
April 1997. The NDP shifts to right by dropping oppositon
to NAFTA and adopting a critical acceptance.
- Canadian Arms Exports (extracts)
- From The Toronto Star, 14 December 1997.
Canada increased its military exports to such countries
as Algeria, Indonesia, China, India and Turkey last year.
Military exports to the US, which account for the lion's
share of Canada's defence industry output, are not
included in the figures because they are not subject to
- Free trade's many broken
- By David Crane, Toronto Star, 15 January
1998. On Jan. 1, 1989 the free trade deal came into effect.
From the Canadian point of view, there's not a lot
to celebrate. What the Mulroney government, the business
community, economists and think tanks promised for the
most part never materialized.
- Toronto Star reader's poll condemns
- From Citizens Concerned about Free Trade, 15 January
1998. 14% believe
free trade has been good for
Canada—86% don't think so!
- U.S tops up with Canadian Oil
- By Maude Barlow, The Toronto Globe &
Mail, 26 September 2000. It's No Wonder Bill
Clinton Opened US Oil Reserves. NAFTA Guarantees that he
can top up his country's tank with canada's
fuel. The debate over energy sovereignty a decade ago,
just before Canada ceded total control of its oil and gas
reserves in both the Canada-U.S. free-trade agreement and
the North American free-trade agreement. Those deals left
Canadians at the mercy of global prices and without the
power to conserve these precious resources.