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Canada Among Nations 2000

Vanishing Borders

edited by Fen Osler Hampson & Maureen Appel Molot

Oxford University Press
Initial publish date
May 2000
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    May 2000
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Borders are coming down every day around the world. No where is this more true than on the North American continent where Canadians, Americans, and Mexicans find themselves increasingly deeply intertwined as a result of the removal of trade barriers under the North American Free TradeAgreement and the growing integration of their economies and societies. This year's volume in the Canada Among Nations series takes stock of Canada's evolving relationships with its most important hemispheric partner, the United States, and looks to the future of Canada-US trade, investment, fiscal,and monetary linkages. Although there is widespread agreement that Canada's relationship with the United States and other countries in the hemisphere must change and adapt to new economic, technological, and political realities, there is still, as yet, no national consensus on what this means forour domestic and foreign policies. This year's volume takes stock of these debates, indicating what the key issues of contention are. Part I examines the bilateral relationship focusing on trade, productivity, and labour market issues, while also looking to broader, historical lessons from the pastabout how to manage the relationship. Canada's relationships with other countries in the Western Hemisphere and its broader, global, multilateral linkages are the focus of Part II. Special topics for consideration include Canada's relations with Cuba, Canada's multilateral security commitments inNATO and the UN, and the future of the next round of the World Trade Organization following the collapse of the troubled talks in Seattle.

About the authors

Fen Osler Hampson is the director of CIGI’s Global Security & Politics Program and professor at Carleton University. He is the co-author of Brave New Canada: Meeting the Challenge of a Changing World (2014) with Derek H. Burney.

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