No Free Trade With Korea
The federal government has initiated free trade negotiations with South Korea, and those talks are proceeding rapidly. Top-level negotiating sessions have already been held. It is possible that the two parties could reach a comprehensive free trade agreement in the near future.
A free trade deal with Korea poses substantial economic risks to Canada. Many important Canadian industries would suffer tremendous damage if Korean-based producers are allowed more freedom to penetrate Canadian markets: auto; auto parts; shipbuilding; electrical and electronics products; machinery; tool, die and mold industries; food processing; and other sectors. Canada's bilateral trade deficit with Korea is already $4 billion, resulting in the destruction of some 15,000 jobs. This pain would inevitably get worse under a free trade deal with Korea.
A free trade agreement with Korea can be stopped, if concerned Canadians work together.
- Employment Implications of Trade Liberalization with East Asia (PDF)
- Federal Government Hyper-Sensitive on Korea Trade Issue (PDF)
- Response to federal government critique of CAW study 'Employment Implications of Trade Liberalization with East Asia' (PDF)
- Understanding East Asian Industrial Success (PDF)
- Statement on Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (PDF)
- Sample Letter for Employers (pdf)
- Leaflet for Download (pdf)
- How the domestic auto industry benefits our communities
- No Free Trade with Korea ad (pdf)
Save the Federal Gun Registry! Say NO to Bill C-391
The CAW has joined with hundrds of thousands of Canadians aross this country calling on MPs to vote NO for Bill C-391 - a Conservative-lead private members bill intended to dismantle Canada's long gun registry - the existing government program that administers the registration of rifles and shotguns. CAW President Ken Lewenza said: