Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

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Canada's Secret Constitution: NAFTA. WTO and the End of Sovereignty?
Clarkson, Stephen
Adapted from Chapter 4 of Clarkson's book Uncle and Us: Globalization, Neoconservativism, and the Canadian State.
The Fight for Canada: Four Centuries of Resistance to American Expansionism
Orchard, David
In an effort to realize their grand dream of one nation from Panama to the Arctic, Americans have attempted to conquer Canada using war, trade sanctions, and political interventions of all kinds. "Tha...
Free Trade and the New Right Agenda
Warnock, John
A useful snapshot of the 'free trade' debate at the time of the 1988 Free Trade Agreement between the United States and Canada.
The free trade disaster: round two
Barlow, Maude
Standards are being pulled down to the lowest common denominator, allowing the transnational corporations to play countries and their workforces off against each other. Already, workers in Canada are ...
FTAA, The Hydra's New Head: Against The Current vol. 90
Hart-Landsberg, Martin
Capitalism in many ways is like the mythical hydra of Greek legend, a gigantic serpent with multiple heads, the center one being immortal; every time an attacker chopped off one of its outer heads, tw...
The Quick and The Dead: Brian Mulroney, Big Business And The Seduction Of Canada
McQuaig, Linda
McQuaig argues that since 1984, there has been a systematic transfer of power in Canada from the democratically elected government to the private sector.
Radical Digressions 2
Diemer, Ulli
Review falsifies history
Diemer, Ulli
It is only because Canada's electoral system is profoundly undemocratic that it was possible for the Mulroney Tories to form a majority government with only 43 per cent of the votes. They then used th...
Sign Crimes/Road Kill: From Mediascape to Landscape
Nelson, Joyce
A collection of thirty short essays by Joyce Nelson, a writer specializing in the politics of the mass media.
Take Back the Nation: Revised Edition
Barlow, Maude; Campbell, Bruce
A passionate and thoughtful assessment of Canada in crisis. Analyses the dangers posed by NAFTA to Canada's economy and independence. Proposes economic, political and cultural solutions to Canada's pr...
Waiting for Democracy: A Citizen's Journal
Salutin, Rick
Rick Salutin's account of the pivotal 1988 "free trade" election. Waiting for Democracy makes a strong case that our political system is anything but democratic, though it offers little hope of changi...

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Council of Canadians
Promoting economic justicem safeguarding social programs, renewing democratization, asserting Canadian sovereignty, advancing alternatives to corporate-style free trade, and preserving the environmen...
"Free Trade:" Look at the Contents, Not Just the Label
Response to comments in Green Revolution
Diemer, Ulli
I do not accept the idea that there should be no restrictions on trade or the market. If a particular economic activity is environmentally or socially harmful, why shouldn't we restrict it? If the so-...