For the last 30 years countries worldwide have been pushed into a globalization model. In the case of Canada we have signed multiple trade agreements.
There is a growing realization worldwide that while “free” trade has been very good for big transnational corporations and the financial institutions that back them, it has not been good for workers. According to a recent United Nations UNCTAD report, inequality and job precarity have grown substantially during that period. The UN has gone so far as to say that there is a cause-effect relationship here.
We agree. We think it’s time to tell that story, particularly as it relates to Canadian workers. On that point, we hope you will consider watching this eight minute video that we have made on the Canadian government’s role and questionable rationale for so enthusiastically signing trade agreements.