NAFTA Need Fixing? It Sure Does! Prime Minister Martin market tests amending NAFTA before top US media executives
On July 7, 2004, Prime Minister Paul Martin called for serious amendments to the North American Free Trade Agreement while speaking before an audience of prominent US media executives in Sun Valley, Idaho. In his speech, the Prime Minister suggested a reformed NAFTA has the potential to be a powerful steward of the North American economy and environment. NAFTA is over ten years old now and, according to Howard Mann, Senior International Law Advisor to the International Institute for Sustainable Development, requires reforms far beyond those identified by the Prime Minister if it is to more accurately reflect the current realities of global trade and effectively promote the conditions required for achieving sustainable development.