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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



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



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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