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Canada, for peace, against harmful inequality

Participant: cougyr

Date: 2003-04-12 12:36:44

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.

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Canada, for peace, against harmful inequality

Participant: Fleabag

Date: 2003-04-12 21:30:35

I also agree with simms, as I am also a 'leftist'. There was and is nothing wrong with NAFTA as far as the US is concerned. One sided, in their favour, as usual. With regard to your last paragraph, I can only say that as much as I agree with these ideals, they are totally opposite the concerns of capitalism. Each one undermines profit, and therefore is evil according to Mammon.

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Canada, for peace, against harmful inequality

Participant: codc01

Date: 2003-04-13 14:23:13

I am not a leftist, I consider myself center-right, and i think free trade agreements are good, as they help the world by removing tariffs. The main problem is that what is on paper never turns up to be the reality. And the litigation process is simply too long, costly and complex...

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