The Cost of Freer Trade

The Cost of Freer TradeBefore Sept. 11, 2001, Canada and the United States liked to brag that the line on the map between them denoted the longest undefended border in the world. Since exporters could cross that border in the blink of an eye and the Canadian dollar’s value was low, Canada was able to woo foreign investors by promising them a combination of relatively cheap production costs and unrestricted access to lucrative U.S….

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Conversations with History: Canada Relations

Conversations with History: Canada RelationsHost Harry Kreisler welcomes distinguished Canadian diplomat Allan Gotlieb to discuss the U.S.- Canadian relationship. After tracing the features of their strategic partnership during the Cold War, Gotlieb analyzes the changes in bilateral relations in the wake of 911 and the 2008 economic collapse. In the context of America’s focus on homeland security, rising unemployment, and environmental degradation, he examines the impact of domestic politics for any effort to develop…

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