EST. 1903 - Presenting global influential leaders from business, labour, education & government through events
Devine, The Hon. D. Grant
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The address takes the form of questions posed, and answers given. Giving the audience food for thought. Topics covered include: the historical perspective of the free trade agreement between Canada and the United States; tariffs and subsidies; protectionism; changing laws quickly; going in the right direction; harmonizing laws; ties to the U.S.; the automobile industry; investment; sovereignty; culture; adjustments; access to U.S. markets; an analogy; economic arguments. The free trade agreement as an example to the rest of the world. How the agreement would be good for peace. The speaker's belief in the opportunity facing Canada in the agreement.