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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

One trade agreement closer to world peace

19th century French intellectual Frederick Bastiat wrote that “If goods don’t cross borders, armies will."

Trade fosters peace by encouraging mutually beneficial economic cooperation and aligning national interests.

Today, the Conservatives brought us one step closer to world peace with the announcement of a negotiated trade agreement with Jordan.

Michael Fortier, Minister of International Trade, said “We welcome this opportunity to expand Canada-Jordan trade relations. This bilateral free trade agreement will open up significant opportunities for Canadian companies in this growing economy, as well as elsewhere in the Middle East and North Africa.”

Trade between Canada and Jordan totaled $76 million in 2007.

Posted by Matthew Johnston on August 26, 2008 | Permalink


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Oh, yeah, and it worked so well with China (sarc)

generally, yes, I believe free trade solves many problems. But I am talking FREE trade. What we have with China is China cheating trade - breaking patents, stealing technology, and passing lighter rigor than domestic goods in Canada.

Posted by: Faramir | 2008-08-27 12:51:16 AM

Well, I always used to buy lots of Jordan Wines...

Posted by: ebt | 2008-08-28 1:55:09 PM

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