The World Trade Organization

A Citizen's Guide
March 1, 2001
45.1 KB171 pages

In this book Steven Shrybman, the Executive Director of the West Coast Environmental Law Association analyzes the scope and influence of the WTO. He shows how its using its extraordinary powers to force governments--including Canada's--to change their policies to cater to corporate interests. Canada has already felt the impact of WTO rulings, most recently when our policy on split-run magazines was challenged. Shrybman explains how the key trade, investment and intellectual property agreements enforced by the WTO treaten our culture, our environmental and labour standards, and our sovereignty itself. lity," at the crucial issue of social and ethical investments--and it also explains the success of progressive labour-sponsored investment funds.