NAFTA has been key to the transformation of Canada, enabling corporations to become more dominant economically and politically, while rendering our labour force increasingly vulnerable and insecure.
Is the Trudeau government merely Harper-lite or is it a beacon of democratic, humanistic internationalism? Based on its record this past year, and at the mid point in its mandate, it is neither.
There is evidence that the economy is starting to pivot away from over-reliance on energy extraction. Instead, our high-technology industrial base is starting to flex its muscles once again.
Federal politicians discussing human rights abuses in Mexico as systemic issues? Not gonna happen it seems.