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Canada and the Global Village. Issues and Connections. What is a “global Village”. Sanskrit phrase that means that the whole world is one single family Marshall McLuhan (famous Canadian); the globe has been contracted into a village by electric technology

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Canada and the global village

Canada and the Global Village

Issues and Connections


What is a global village

What is a “global Village”

  • Sanskrit phrase that means that the whole world is one single family

  • Marshall McLuhan(famous Canadian); the globe has been contracted into a village by electric technology

    • McLuhan says this forces us to become more involved with one another from countries around the world and be more aware of our global responsibilities


Global citizen

Global Citizen


International trade

International Trade

  • International trade is the exchange of capital, goods, and services across international borders or territories

  • Without international trade, nations would be limited to the goods and services produced within their own borders.

  • Global Trade = more jobs for Canadians, better economy and more opportunities


Free trade

Free Trade

  • Trade is important to the success of the Canadian economy

  • Free Trade is a system where there are no penalties or limits on the exchange of goods and services between countries


Canada and free trade

Canada and Free Trade

  • Free trade is a good policy for Canada

  • However there are many issues

    • Fair Trade

    • Child/Slave labour

    • Climate Control

    • Humanitarian Aid


Fair trade

“fair Trade”


Definition

Definition:

  • fair trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency, and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade

  • Fair Trade ensures that workers in developing countries receive equitable profit for the work that they do

  • The big question: does Canada participate in “fair trade”? Do we, as Canadians have responsibilities to ensure that international trade is “fair”?


Issues in global trade

Issues in Global Trade

  • Slave/Child labour – watch “Chocolate – The Bitter Truth” (Youtube video)

  • Outsourcing of jobs – outsourcing.htm

  • Climate Control -

  • Promoting local goods –

    • Assignment SRM 9.3 page 411(cd-rom)


Additional resources

Additional resources

  • Final Assignment:

    • Making a difference – a Global perspective – Being a Global Citizen SRM 9.5

    • ID’ing Global Issues-Local Connections


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