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Recharging North America: The Trade Issue

November/December 2022 Issue

From the Editor

Recharging North America: The Trade Issue

The neoliberal rules-based international order is straining under pressure. Can we imagine a different, more cooperative and equitable way forward?

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In this Issue

Electrifying North American trade

The Biden administration wants to continentalize America’s green industrial renewal. There are risks and potential rewards for Canada.

CUSMA has shown it can defend labour rights, but is it enough to bring lasting change to Mexican workers?

This July marked the second anniversary of the new Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), the renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Unions win the right to challenge unfair trade practices

Workers achieved a long-fought-for trade victory in the 2022 federal budget: trade unions will soon have the right to file trade complaints against unfair imports, something only domestic producers could do before now.

After neoliberalism, a progressive globalization?

The institutions of global economic governance can be retooled to advance social and environmental justice

Contributors

Authors appearing in this issue

Joseph Gubbels

Joseph Gubbels

Joseph Gubbels is coordinator of the Trade Justice Network.

Angelo DiCaro

Angelo DiCaro

Angelo DiCaro is Director of Research at Unifor, Canada's largest private sector union and the primary union and lead voice of autoworkers in Canada. He is a member of the CCPA’s Trade and Investment Research Project (TIRP).

Laura Macdonald

Laura Macdonald

Laura Macdonald (she/her) is Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University and a member of the CCPA’s Trade and Investment Research Project (TIRP).

Scott Sinclair

Scott Sinclair

Scott is the Founding Director of the CCPA’s Trade and Investment Research Project.

Stuart Trew

Stuart Trew

Stuart Trew (he/him) is the Director of the CCPA's Trade and Investment Research Project and the former Editor of the Monitor. Find him on twitter at @StuJT.

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