When Worlds Collide
(by Andrew Jackson and Matthew Sanger, June 2003, approx. 150 pp., #614, $20.00)
This new study by Andrew Jackson and Matt Sanger jointly published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) and the Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD) outlines how government support for non-profit social services could be at risk through trade agreements. This is despite Canadian government assurances that social policies will not be adversely affected by international trade obligations. The study shows that there are dangerous loopholes built into trade agreements such as NAFTA and the GATS. Safeguards for the non-profit sector tend to apply only to sectors which do not include any for-profit actors - not the case in health and other social service sectors in Canada, where for-profit delivery and private-public partnerships proliferate.
Canadian Council on Social Development,
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