Economy Report: Canada Trade and Environment Policy and Practice

By Aaron Cosbey on January 27, 2002
The government of Canada's perspectives on the issues of trade and environment need to be understood in the context of the economy's strong dependence on trade as an engine of growth and a backbone of economic activity. Roughly one of every three jobs in Canada depends on exports, and exports of goods and services in 1997 were equivalent to more than 40% of GDP -- the highest ratio of goods and services exports to economic output among the G-7 nations.

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IISD, 2002