A book written by bureaucrats that is both interesting and easy to read ... as well as an important revealing account of a vital period in our economic history.
Loaded with detail about specific issues between the U.S. and Canadian negotiators.
Insiders' view of free-trade talks excels in outlining why and how ... satisfying story of the persevering little guy winning an even break from his huge, indifferent neighbour.
1 The Fork in the Road
Part One: Setting the Stage
2 Policy Origins
3 No Anchor, No Rudder, No Compass: The US Setting
4 Preparing the Way
5 Reaching a Decision
6 Forging Ahead
7 Getting Ready
Part Two: Negotiating an Agreement
8 The Summer of Innocence
9 The Fall of Impatience
10 The Winter of Discontent
11 Spring Again: Moving Rocks
12 The Summer of Despair
13 Impasse in September
Part Three: The Real Thing
14 What Had Gone Wrong?
15 A Near Run Thing
16 The Lawyers Take Over
17 Conclusions: A Good Agreement
Chronology of the Canada-US Free-Trade Negotiations
Glossary of Trade and Related Terms
Suggestions for Further Reading
About the Authors
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