Globalization and the North

Impacts of Trade Treaties On Canada's Northern Governments
October 26, 2004
2.86 MB110 pages

The Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut have unique societies, economies and environments. Each requires a strong public sector to meet its special needs. Among others, these include social services, environmental regulations, jobs, and infrastructure.

While remote, the North is not isolated from globalization: NAFTA, WTO, and the Agreement on Internal Trade contain rules to restrict the public sector and governments' ability to act for the general good of citizens. What are the effects of applying restrictive trade treaty rules to special public sector needs? This book examines the inherent conflicts that arise from the application of trade and investment treaties to the North.