The Common Good
July-August 2001

Free Trade for Whom?

by Rose Marie Berger, Susannah Hunter | July-August 2001

Protesters anywhere have a legitimate case to make, as long as it’s not made with

Protesters anywhere have a legitimate case to make, as long as it’s not made with violence. But I can tell you that the issues that they’re raising in terms of the global economy, how countries treat each other, the gap between the rich and the poor, those are very much the issues that will be dealt with in Quebec." —Paul Martin, Canadian finance minister

Hundreds of thousands will benefit from this trade agreement, but millions more will not. And those who are the losers will be forced into regional and inter-generational poverty with governments largely removed as actors on their behalf." —Gerry Barr, Canadian Council for International Cooperation

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