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Representing Canada: Up close with the pugnacious Simon Reisman

It was the most controversial agreement of its kind in Canadian history. Prime Minister Brian Mulroney's vision of free trade with the U.S. read like a Harlequin romance: Canada played the neglected lover, U.S., the negligent partner. Empty promises and veiled threats were all part of the negotiating dance between the world's greatest trading partners. The 1988 Free Trade Agreement was as dry as a stack of legal textbooks and as emotional as battling American cultural domination. It's an issue that still causes heated debate.

 An in-depth look at Canada's free trade negotiator.

Medium: Television
Program: The Journal
Broadcast Date: Dec. 11, 1987
Guest(s):
Reporter: Bill Cameron
Duration: 1:46

Last updated: November 28, 2012

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