In this article, Dan discusses how many in developed countries believe that workers in their jurisdictions have been negatively impacted by trade, primarily as a result of labour cost differences between developed and developing jurisdictions. Whether justified or not, the ‘unfair trade’ complaint has been adopted by politicians in developed countries, many of whom have tried to address disparities in labour cost through bilateral and plurilateral trade agreements with developing countries.
The Invisible Struggle of Female Migrant Domestic Workers
The recent confession of a Cyprian army officer murdering five migrant women and two children reopened the dialogue of migrant domestic workers’ (MDW) invisible fight against exploitation and human rights violations. Many juxtapose the MDW industry to modern day slavery. Common mistreatment MDW face include: inadequate or withheld wages, unregulated work hours, confiscation of personal identification, forced labour, physical/verbal abuse, and sexual harassment.
Canada’s Progressive (and Ambitious) Goals for NAFTA
Canada’s proposing new chapters for NAFTA re-negotiation talks that are some of the most socially ambitious yet.
A Shifting Global Economy, Part 2: Closing the Doors on an Open World?
This podcast is Part 2 in a series of discussions with researchers in International Business and Economics on changes in the global economy driven by political, social and technological trends. Our analysts discuss what changes to openness – of ideas, borders, capital – within societies might mean for the functioning and legitimacy of an integrated world economy.
Budget 2017: Jobs, Innovation, and Canada’s Plan for a Changing Economy
As Canada pivots its economic activity toward the future, some reflection may be needed on what we will be leaving behind in the process.
Questions about Corporate Social Responsibility in China
By considering that Corporate Social Responsibility may emerge differently in China due to cultural considerations, we are able to gain a better picture of CSR in China.
Brexit to Your Left
Those in the “Leave” camp of the Brexit debate are not solely UKIP and rebellious Tories – there are left-wing Brexiters too. But how do they make their case?