Publication - Paper on the Future role of the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange for and on behalf of the Western Grain Panel
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Paper on the Future role of the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange for and on behalf of the Western Grain Panel
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- Ford, Douglas O.
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Since the development of CUSTA and NAFTA in the late 1980s, early 1990s and the recent completion of the latest GATT round agreement, the Federal Government has been endeavouring together with various industry sectors including agriculture to adjust to and comply with the specific trade conditions of these agreements. The common thrust of these agreements is to harmonize cross border trade policies, and to encourage competition and free trade within Canada, North America and internationally. This is being accomplished by placing more emphasis on and utilization of open market trade principles and relying less on government intervention via subsidization policies and/or restrictive trade regulation to guide industries--particularly in agriculture. The need to reduce the federal government debt also bears on this policy thrust.