Synthesis: A review of events reported in the Canadian press
Volume VII Number 4
Publisher: Canadian News Synthesis Project, Toronto, Canada
Date Written: 30/04/1979
Year Published: 1979
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX12236
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.
April 1979 issue.
Abstract: Is the new General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs a step toward liberalized world trade? An in-depth look at GATT indicates loopholes to tariff reductions as non-tariff barries remain; GATT pact discriminates against Third World nations, more than 60 Third World nations boycot initialling of GATT documents in April, criticize GATT as the "rich man's club"; federal election campaign nearing end, critical issues receive little attention; controversy over Ontario's deteriorating health care system continues; OHIP premiums rose 13 per cent last year, yet patients still pay supplemental fees to doctors who dropped out of OHIP program; Ontario government reduces active treatment hospital beds in province.