Free Trade Agreement and social policy
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Free Trade Agreement and social policy a policy paper by Jody Orr

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Published by Social Planning Council of Metropolitan Toronto in Toronto [Ont.] .
Written in English


  • Free trade -- Canada.,
  • Free trade -- United States.,
  • Labor market -- Canada.,
  • Canada -- Social conditions -- 1945-,
  • Canada -- Economic conditions -- 1945-

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 14.

Statementprepared by Jody Orr.
ContributionsSocial Planning Council of Metropolitan Toronto.
LC ClassificationsHF1733.C2 .O77 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination14 p. ;
Number of Pages14
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17172502M
ISBN 100919456650

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