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The Program

This program identifies effective ways for Canadians to participate more cohesively and directly in the international trade and finance systems that affect their natural environment, food, health and safety. It analyzes the social and environmental impacts on Canadians of existing trade liberalization through the World Trade Organization, North American Free Trade Agreement and other regimes, and explores new strategies for regulation and risk assessment, environmental information, standard-setting, voluntary activities, sustainability assessments of trade agreements and participation by civil society in international trade, finance and environmental institutions. These strategies aim at equipping Canadians to participate in more effective and unified ways in shaping international trade and finance regimes that enhance environmental quality, social cohesion and sustainable development at home and abroad.

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