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Question 8: Prosperity

What should Canada do to help make the benefits of globalization more widely shared within and among all countries?



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In order to ensure that the benefits of globalization are more widely shared within and among all countries Canada should develop and implement legislative mandatory legally enforceable rules that would prevent Canadian corporations from investing in conflict zones where such corporations are likely penelope 2003-05-02 02:55:37
What benefits?
Homogenizing the planet is not the road to take. Diversity is the key and has been since the first single cell split.
1941 2003-05-02 01:16:12
Free trade must also be fair trade. Many countries have taken advantage of free trade agreements to sell products in blatant disregard of basic human rights codes and labour laws. With products such as West African cocoa and coffee, workers are enslaved and not even paid low wages. This kind of trad 1934 2003-05-01 22:25:32
We can maintain a fair if smaller share for Canada of the world's reduced consumption by ensuring that our trade with other nations is properly apportioned. If the U.S. continues its current course of military world dominance, its economy eventually will suffer, because its national debt will i 1935 2003-05-01 22:17:12
Canada should work towards the globalization of human rights, labour standards, democracy, sustainable human development and responsible management of the world’s ecosystems. As mentioned in our response to questions 3 and question 10, this includes ratifying and supporting relevant international c CCIC 2003-05-01 21:50:09
Work internationally to limit the power of multinational corporations which contribute to and benefit from inequalities. Ensure that peoples in the developing countries have land to live on and grow their own food, guarded from foreign control. 1919 2003-05-01 21:06:12
Canada should promote the sharing of benefits from globalization in the following ways:

1. Canada should support new global arrangements of tariffs and subsidies so that developing countries can obtain profitable market access for their exports, protect their fragile local industries from cheap
1914 2003-05-01 21:05:58
A rules-based trading system is important, but the range of stake-holders drawing up and implementing those rules needs to be considerably broadened. Agreements such as NAFTA and the proposed FTAA and GATS are marred by drawing on the limited perspective of the business and financial community with 1906 2003-05-01 21:05:51
Promoting equality and fairness in trade agreements. The elimination of barriers and tariffs should mean exactly what it means and no exceptions. Globalization can and should benefit all equally. Promotion of capital exchange programs between selected industries in various regions should be pursued 1903 2003-05-01 21:05:44
It is the duty of the wealthy to care for the poor. This is not a question of merit, but of positioning and humanity. Those of us born in wealthy nations have a duty to assist those born in poor nations. It IS that simple. We have advantages and opportunities not afforded to others. Globalizati 1905 2003-05-01 21:05:38
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