The Fight For Canada by David Orchard

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Advocates of the North American Free Trade Agreement have tried to convince the public of the benefits of the U.S. economic conquest of Canada. Because that is the true meaning of NAFTA as the author of this best-selling book shows in a convincing and insightful manner.

In an effort to realize their grand dream of one nation from Panama to the Arctic, Americans have attempted to conquer Canadas land and spirit, using war, trade sanctions, and political interventions of all kinds. That fight for Canada continues to this day, says David Orchard.

In this compelling and impassioned book, Orchard traces these developments in a way that makes our history fascinating, lively and relevant. He examines the early American invasions of Canada that were successfully repulsed by our ancestors, the U.S. annexation movements and the various trade proposals, including the 1911 free trade election that prompted Rudyard Kipling to write, It is her own soul Canada risks today.

The occasions which almost led to Canada being absorbed by its powerful neighbour to the south are highlighted in a way that is well-documented and rivetting.

Orchard examines in a new light the legacy of John A. Macdonald, George-Etienne Cartier, Louis Riel, Henri Bourassa, Pierre Trudeau, and others, explains the evolution, content, and effects of the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement and NAFTA, which he calls the new constitution of Canada, and outlines in plain language the danger to Canada they represent. Orchard also tackles the Meech Lake and Charlottetown accords and considers what lies ahead.

 

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Published November 30, 1998 by Robert Davies Pub. 272 pages
Genres: History.