Opinion

The end of the big trade deals

Cultural lag being what it is, the last battles in this long war—probably between the U.S. and its NAFTA partners, Canada and Mexico, and between the U.S. and China—are yet to be fought. We may be entering the next decade before the political process anywhere seriously engages with the reality of automation as the main destroyer of jobs. But reality always wins in the end.

International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured in this file photo on the Hill. The Hill Times photograph by Steve Gerecke

By GWYNNE DYER

PUBLISHED : Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 12:00 AM

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