NAFTA: An Assessment of its Employment Impact upon Canada


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NAFTA: An Assessment of its Employment Impact upon Canada
Few issues of political contention in Canada have aroused such public debate as the Canada U.S. Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) of 1988, and NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) signed by Canada, the United States, and Mexico in 1992; with supplemental agreements on labour, the environment and import surges, agreed to in 1993. NAFTA has been an enduring source of controversy in all three countries in the years since, with its advocates and critics finding little common ground to assess its impacts upon the economies and social and political orders of the respective countries.
This paper will attempt to assess the impact of NAFTA in one aspect of the Canadian economy by means of...
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Grant, Hugh, and Townsend, James. “Free Trade, Foreign
Investment and Migration: Canada’s Experience under NAFTA.”
Edmonton, Alberta: Prairie Metropolis Centre, 2004.
The authors of this study examine the flows of migrants and money as a consequence of NAFTA. While the author recognizes that NAFTA provides some protections to workers, it primary value is as a source of foreign investment to the Canadian economy.
Zarate-Ruiz, Arturo. A Rhetorical Analysis of the NAFTA Debate:
Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, 2000.
This work examines the arguments between the advocates and critics of NAFTA on a wide range of issues. Particularly prominent among these is the issue of job and, especially, job migration between countries.