Trade is about so much more than commerce

To deregulate when market distortions are prevalent is counterproductive and even destructive.

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A scene from the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, Dec. 18 2015.
Sophia Murphy
Published: Wednesday, 01/20/2016 12:00 am EST

As the head of Canada’s delegation to the 10th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization in Nairobi mid-December, Canada’s brand new trade minister, Chrystia Freeland, gave a strong speech on the importance of multilateralism.

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