Since the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement in the 1980s, Canadians have been bombarded with so-called ‘free trade’ deals: NAFTA, the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI), the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT), and the Trade, Investment, and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA). In 2010, the Federal government signed a ‘Buy American’ trade deal with the United States. It’s also conducting intense negotiations on a Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

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