Date: 2003-04-12 12:36:44
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Sorry, Fleabag, I agree with Simms. These big trade deals have huge problems. NAFTA is a flawed document. What is hard for Canadians to grasp is that NAFTA has not been any better for US or Mexican workers than it has for Canadian workers. The problem is that NAFTA is only concerned with the welfare of trans national corporations. The really important stuff has been left out.
We need international trade deals that include protections for workers, the environment, resources, health standards, culture, the right of governments to pass local laws to protect their citizens, etc.