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1.1528 The Auto Pact was the best strategy for the development of the Canadian economy in 1965. True, False, Uncertain, Explain!
This paper determines the success of the Auto Pact of 1965. Since the Auto Pact of 1965, Canadian light vehicle production has grown 186% to 2.4 million units; in contrast, U.S. light vehicle assembly has grown only 8% to 11.9 million units. Moreover, under NAFTA, Canada has gained a 16% production increase, but consumes only about 8% of new vehicles. These figures suggest that in Canada the Automotive Industry has had a successful relationship with free trade. In other words, branch plants have proliferated throughout Canada. For many years it has been argued that the economies of the USA and Canada are so closely connected that they are basically a single economic entity. To foreign investors interested in the US or Canada, North America is not only an appealingly lucrative market but, in comparison to the European Community or other regions of the world, it is relatively homogenous. "Marketing procedures, advertising strategies, legal requirements, product standards and related considerations may differ very little between San Francisco and Vancouver or New York and Toronto. 5 pgs. 8 f/c. 6b.
Bibliography: 6 source(s) listed
Filename: 1528 Auto Pact.doc
2.1549 Did The National Policy Stimulate the Rate of Prairie Settlement?
Other than the staples thesis, the National Policy has probably engendered more debate among economic historians than any other issue in Canadian economic history. Though many credible positions can be taken on the issue, this paper will argue that the National Policy did induce settlement in the Prairies after 1896, but it likely did more harm than good into the longer term. While it is undeniable that it had some corollary if not positive impact, for the most part the National Policy was wasteful and unnecessary. It was a misdiagnosed prescription of the wrong medication at the wrong time. 4 pgs. 10 f/c. 4b.
Bibliography: 4 source(s) listed
Filename: 1549 Prairie Settlement.doc
3.1650 Regulation Of Canadian Broadcasting.
In recent years we have witnessed a considerable amount of change, which has had an impact on the role of regulators in the broadcasting industry. Included in this is the development of the global marketplace as well as the rise of new forms of technology and media, such as the Internet, which can make regulation difficult if not impossible. This, of course, has raised the question of whether or not there is any role for regulation in this new and evolving environment. The purpose of this paper will be to examine these issues in light of this specific case of government regulation. This analysis will include an outline of the reasons why the government has intervened, the form of intervention, the result of intervention as well as whether or not an alternative policy might be preferable. 14 pgs. 26 f/c. 8b.
Bibliography: 8 source(s) listed
Filename: 1650 Canadian Broadcasting.doc
4.1697 The State of Welfare in Canada.
This paper will take a look at the state of welfare in Canada. It will provide an outline of the economic, political, and social conditions that led to the establishment of the welfare state, a look at the present conditions of the welfare state, the pros and cons of the welfare state, and alternatives to government intervention in the economy. In the final analysis it will be clear that the emergence of the welfare state was, in many ways, inspired by the President Roosevelt's 'New Deal' in the US. But whereas the US has veered away from the welfare state to more laissez faire, until very recently Canada's government has maintained an active role in society. Many argue that it has been too active a role, though at other times many have argued that the Canadian model is superior to that of the US. This paper will not offer an opinion on this issue, but will argue that the Canadian welfare state is bankrupt and the government must continue to re-assess its ability to intervene meaningfully in the Canadian economy. 10.5 pgs. 15 f/c. 5b.
Bibliography: 5 source(s) listed
Filename: 1697 Welfare Canada.doc
5.1767 Canada's Trade Expansion Under NAFTA.
The purpose of this paper will be to investigate the effects of NAFTA on Canada's trade. This will compare the change in Canadian trade with the United States and Mexico with Canada's trade with the rest of the world. It will also focus on two sectors, namely the agricultural, energy and automotive industries. This will include an outline of the specific NAFTA provisions for these particular industries, an assessment of the changes implied for the industries as a result of the existence of NAFTA, and, perhaps most importantly, an analysis of the actual effects of NAFTA on the industries. 20 pgs. 50 f/c. 30b.
Bibliography: 30 source(s) listed
Filename: 1767 Canada's NAFTA Expansion.doc
6.2003 Compare and Contrast the foundations of the Reform party and the Bloc Quebecois.
By the end of the 1980's, it was becoming increasingly clear that the antiquated two party system in Canada was no longer effective in representing the views of the entire nation. Regional cleavages were becoming severely pronounced and alternative regional-based parties were thus progressively more alluring. The success of the Francophone Bloc Quebecois and the western based Reform party boldly highlights the intensity of the thrust behind the regional movement. This paper will compare and contrast the constitution of these two flourishing parties and some light may be shed upon the changing nature of politics and electoral behaviour in Canada. 10 pgs. 23 f/c. 7b.
Bibliography: 7 source(s) listed
Filename: 2003 Reform Bloc Parties.doc
7.2004 Reform's Efforts to Unite the Right.
This paper discusses Preston Manning's (Reform leader) effort to unite the Reform Party with the Progressive Conservatives in order to defeat the Liberals. 6 pgs. 8 f/c. 5b.