Trade deals must be both economically and ethically sound

Unlike some political parties, we believe that trade agreements can and should be tools that promote human rights, labour and environmental standards as well as improve economic outcomes.

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South Korean President Park Geun-hye during her state visit to Canada on Sept. 22. South Korea is "exactly the kind of trading partner that will generate positive economic, political and social benefits for Canada," writes the NDP's Don Davies.
Don Davies
Published: Wednesday, 11/26/2014 12:00 am EST

It is axiomatic that Canada is a trading nation. From the birth of our country to the present day, Canada’s economy is substantially dependent upon deep and productive economic relations with markets around the globe. As such, New Democrats have long held the view that developing and diversifying our trade partnerships are both healthy and essential for Canada’s economy.

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