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The regional impact of free trade

Canada. Library of Parliament. Economics Division.

The regional impact of free trade

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Published by Library of Parliament in Ottawa .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Free trade -- Canada.,
  • Free trade -- United States.,
  • Free trade.,
  • Canada -- Economic conditions -- Regional disporities.

  • Edition Notes

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    Statementby Gerald Goldstein.
    SeriesBackground paper
    ContributionsGoldstein, Gerald.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination26 p. ; 28cm.
    Number of Pages28
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21588599M


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