INWOOD, Gregory J. Studies in Comparative Political Economy and Public Policy, 21)
Title: Continentalizing Canada : The Politics and Legacy of the Macdonald Royal Commission. in dj.
Publisher:  University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2005, ISBN:0802087299 2005
ISBN Number: 0802087299 / 9780802087294
Seller ID: 86617
INWOOD, Gregory J. Continentalizing Canada : The Politics and Legacy of the Macdonald Royal Commission. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, (2005). First Edition. Pp. (6),[vii]-xiv,(2),-471,(3). Tables and figures in the text. 8vo, red cloth with black lettering to spine.
Studies in Comparative Political Economy and Public Policy series, volume 21. Editors: Michael Howlett, David Laycock, Stephen McBride.
"Free trade has been a highly contentious issue since the Conservative government of Brian Mulroney negotiated the first free trade agreement with the United States in the 1980s. Tracing the roots of Canada's contemporary involvement in North American free trade back to the Royal Commission on the Economic Union and Development Prospects for Canada in 1985 - also known as the Macdonald Commission - Gregory J. Inwood offers a critical examination of the work of the commission and its immediate and long-term effects on Canada's political and economic landscape.
Using original research - including content analysis, interviews, archival information, and surveys of relevant literature - Inwood argues that the Macdonald Commission created an atmosphere and political discourse that made the continentalization of Canada possible by way of free trade agreements with the United States and Mexico. Through the use of a suspect research program, and with the aid of a select oligarchy within the Commission and the government bureaucracy, opposition to continentalism from both the majority of the Canadian population and even several commissioners was ignored or dismissed. A thoughtful and thorough examination of the politics and lagacy of the Macdonald Commission, Continentalizing Canada will be of interest to scholars in the areas Canadian politics, public policy, and economics." - from the dj.
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