Globalization and Canada. Globalization and free trade.

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Globalization of business and economies has changed societies in all countries and Canada is no exception. In fact, the term "global village" to denote the effect of globalization was coined by a Canadian journalist, Marshall MacLuhan at the dawn of the 21th century.


Free flow of capital in and out of Canada, free trade and the existence of multinational companies have together linked Canada to the rest of the world's economies. In addition, Canada has become a part of continental integration through the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that has already exposed the trading and business community of Canada to the United States. As a result of the interaction of a global business environment and a multicultural population, the Canadian society is undergoing a change that needs to be explored further. Besides, globalization has had an impact on the sovereignty and democracy of the country as Canada's economy as well as its culture has got integrated with that of the United States. In this paper, I will discuss the economic, social and cultural effects of globalization on Canada and propose a methodology for further questions.

Inter-linkages between economies across different geographies have existed for centuries but it is only recently that the world has become truly integrated into a 'global village' rather than in a state of one group of countries exploiting the other. ...
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