Abandoning the flawed “corporate rights agreement” would free up Canada to pursue a low-carbon future, argues U of A political economist.


If Donald Trump says NAFTA is the worst deal ever, it must be good. Right?

Not necessarily.

Before Trump came on the scene, Canadians were evenly split on NAFTA. Every time he speaks or tweets, Canadians love NAFTA more. Its popularity probably jumped over the moon after Trump’s drive-by, virtual shooting of the prime minister at the G7 summit.

NAFTA: point/counterpoint

This article is one of two opinion-editorial pieces published in the Toronto Star that examine opposing views on Canada and NAFTA.

Read the opposing view

They may like it, but Canadians don’t know what’s in NAFTA. They think it’s about free trade—no tariff barriers among the three North American countries. Wrong.

Tariffs between Canada and the U.S. were very low before the 1989 Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and 1994 NAFTA b...


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