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Oct 10, 2018
NAFTA Initialing Ceremony, October 1992. Photo: George Bush Presidential Library and Museum/Wikimedia Commons

Is there life after NAFTA?

Mel Watkins
With one trade agreement having failed us, some are arguing that we should diversify our trade beyond the U.S. market by signing on to more trade deals. But is that the wrong lesson?
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Oct 2, 2018
U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shake hands during a joint press conference. Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead/ Wikimedia Commons

Did we really defeat Chapter 11 in NAFTA?

Brent Patterson
Although the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal phases out NAFTA's Chapter 11, analysis suggests transnational capital has other tricks up its sleeve to challenge the public interest.
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Oct 2, 2018
Trade deal protest. Photo: Fee Plumley/Flickr

The good, the bad and the ugly in NAFTA 2.0

Sujata Dey
At midnight on Sunday, Canada and the U.S. agreed on a new NAFTA deal, now called the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Here is the good, the bad and the ugly within the agreement.
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Oct 1, 2018
U.S. NAFTA protest. Photo: Jim Winstead/Flickr

NAFTA 2.0 is no cause for celebration

Brent Patterson
Trudeau says it's "a good day for Canada," but is that really the case? While the full text of the USMCA needs to be thoroughly analyzed, a preliminary review raises numerous concerns.

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