International Trade Agreements and Canada
A look at the impact of international trade agreements upon Canadian society and upon Canada's role in the world.
# 131226 | 1,000 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2006 |
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Canadian Studies (Business Issues) , Canadian Studies (Government and Government Policy) , Canadian Studies (Natural Resources) , Economics (Globalization)
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In this article, the writer briefly explores the impact of international trade agreements upon Canadian society as well as upon Canada's role in the world. In particular, the paper looks at how free trade and international trade regimes have reduced Canada's ability to pass legislation protecting its freshwater reserves, its public health care system, and also its ability to regulate patent rights within its own borders. The writer concludes that the international trade agreements into which Canada has entered threaten to impair Canada's ability to be a world leader in environmental conservation as well as in the area of social justice.
From the Paper:"Suffice it to say, this has grim repercussions for the nation in general as lack of control over water and the diminishment of public health care promises to disproportionately impact the most vulnerable members of society; at the same time, being compelled to satisfy the patent prerogatives of multinationals means that the public interest in making an item widely available will be subordinated to the multinational organization's imperative to make money. In the end, the international trade agreements ..."
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