Events & Exhibits
5June 29, 2016
How “the worst trade deal in history” has strengthened North America for Everyone
In a political year, it’s not surprising that conversation around economic issues eschews facts in favor of sound bites. But the current rhetoric around trade is not only incorrect, it’s irresponsible. Here’s the real story on the North American Free Trade Agreement and how it helped all North Americans, the U.S. included. Canada was already an industrialized, middle-class country in 1993, but it was economically stagnant and struggling to provide opportunities for Canadian youth. Today, thanks in large part to the guaranteed access to the U.S. market offered by NAFTA, Canada is at a comparable level with the U.S. As our partner in NORAD, which secures the North American airspace and maritime domain, and a member alongside us in NATO, Canada not only secures our northern border, but they maintain a highly capable military that invests in equipment (that they buy from us) to sustain interoperability with U.S. forces. Canada’s military has foughTop Story
6June 27, 2016
What Brexit Means, Including for North America
Putting up walls and pulling back from the global economy is unlikely to address the underlying concern. After all, no country has ever become or remained wealthy in isolation from the global economy – on the contrary, all countries that wall themselves off are poor, weak and oppressive. The U.S. approach to globalization has been fundamentally different: we have never transferred one iota of our national sovereignty to any supra-national body.Top Story
Where do you stand?
Does North America’s prosperity depend more on people or goods moving across borders?