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Four things unions want you to know about the Canada-South Korea free trade agreement

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The recently announced free trade deal between Canada and South Korea has raised the ire of several unions, who warn that it could have a detrimental effect on Canadian workers. Here are four things unions are worried about now that trade is about to open up between the two countries.

1. It supports trade imbalances

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The people of Canada and Europe, not multinational corporations, should be the ones calling the shots.
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If, or when, Harper eventually does complete his secret Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with Europe, we need a chance to see, debate and even change the parts we can't live with.
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With Prime Minister Harper making the diplomatic rounds in Europe, media interest has heightened this week regarding the potential free trade agreement which his government is trying to negotiate with the European Union. Several deadlines to reach that deal have come and gone, but the Conservatives are still heavily committed to reaching a deal as a centrepiece of their economic strategy. The more politically desperate they become to reach a deal, the greater the likelihood of damaging concessions (in areas like foreign takeovers, drug patents, and others).

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