Articles by: Sheila Katz and Gauri Sreenivasan
The Canadian House of Commons passed a free trade agreement with Colombia on June 14, representing the deal's final major legislative hurdle. It still has to go through the Senate and be signed by the governor general, but this is basically a formality. For years Canadian activists have tenaciously fought to stave off the deal, which again represents the hemispheric vision and plans of the United States and Canada in the region based on the failed NAFTA model.
This article originally appeared in the May/June 2010 edition of NACLA Report on the Americas.