5. Canada's Economic
Development and IntegrationThe theme of this book is North American economic integration. As
economists have long known, the advantages of international trade and
integration stem largely from the differences amongst the parties involved. This chapter deals with the dual issues of economic differences and economic integration as viewed from a Canadian perspective.
There are two fundamental aspects of the Canadian situation which differentiate it from the United States and Mexico: Canada's geographical
setting, and the importance of regionalism in Canada. After a discussion of these two defining characteristics of the Canadian reality this
|1. ||a brief history of Canada's economic development prior to World
War II ( 1939), with special emphasis on a specific theory of economic development (the 'staples' theory) and on policies of that
era relating to international trade and integration;|
|2. ||a review of the Canadian economy since World War II, with particular attention paid to evolving trading relationships and the
question of whether these have affected the performance of the
economy or the ability to exercise independent economic policies;|
|3. ||a brief survey of Canada's economic resources in the 1990s with
special emphasis upon its people ('human capital'); and|
|4. ||a discussion of a number of recent trade-related policy issues in Canada including Canada's social and regional development programs, the place of 'cultural' industries, foreign ownership, inter|
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Book title: North American Economic Integration:Theory and Practice.
Contributors: Norris C. Clement - Author, Gustavo Del Castillo Vera - Author, James Gerber - Author, William A. Kerr - Author, Alan J. MacFadyen - Author, Stanford Shedd - Author, Eduardo Zepeda - Author, Diana Alarcón - Author.
Publisher: Edward Elgar.
Place of publication: Northampton, MA.
Publication year: 1999.
Page number: 157.
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