Synthesis: A review of events reported in the Canadian press
Volume VI Number 8
Publisher: Canadian News Synthesis Project, Toronto, Canada
Date Written: 30/11/1978
Year Published: 1978
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX12232
Synthesis is the journal of the Canadian News Synthesis Project. Previously known as the Canadian News Synthesis Project (1974 - 1976), Synthesis analyzes and presents current news coverage of the most important economic, political and cultural forces in Canadian Society, using major newspapers from across the country.
November 1978 issue.
Abstract: This issue highlights Canada and the Auto Pact - $7.4 billion loss to US since 1965, stands to lose another $10 billion by 1985; Canadian government considers reopening negotiations on terms of the Auto Pact, Simon Reisman, former Deputy Finance Minister and co-author of Pact opposes plan; Science Council of Canada report points to trade deficit as example of what will happen if unrestricted free trade is allowed between countries of unequal economic power; Canadian Union of Postal Workers' October 1978 strike continues to cause dissention; Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) President Dennis McDermott condemns CUPW for defying back-to-work order; Parti Quebecois government navigates between expectations of supporters for progressive change and power of corporate sector to maintain staus quo, approves hydro rate hikes; Ontario and Quebec to introduce health and safety in workplace legislation.