The Importance Of Fair Trade In Canada

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Fair trade is vital to respect democracy, enrich communities, and preserve our natural environment. However free trade agreements have the opposite effect. In the past 6 years alone, over 350,000 Canadian manufacturing jobs have been lost mostly because of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Canada has been sued by NAFTA 37 times. $160 million worth of fines have already been paid by Canada but we are already facing another $4-5-billion worth of NAFTA lawsuits. Quebec recently but a temporary ban on fracking in the St. Lawrence river and NAFTA is suing the Canadian government for $250,000,000 because of this. Free trade organizations will sue over any laws that get in the way of profits. In NAFTA’s investment chapter, there is
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