Canada 1985-2000

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Canada 1985-2000



In January 1991, Canadians participated in the "Operation Desert Storm" as a force against the agression of Iraqi. From the Canadian Army, a squadron of CF-18 fighter bombers joined the U.S. and other coalition forces, as well as ships from the Canadian Navy were stationed at the Persian Gulf.

The Free Trade Agreement was established in 1989. Later in 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement was active through much controversy about the lost of more Canadian jobs as few companies might move to Mexico to take advantage of the lower wages and less strict anti-pollution laws.

In 1987, a negotiation of the Free Trade Agreement led to many controversys involving Canada's economy. Thousands of jobs could be at risk, and the Canadian businesses would be no mach against large U.S. companies.

In 1985, the U.S. government proposed the Strategic Defence Initiative, nicknamed "Star Wars" to Canada. Prime Minister Muroney declined, despite having a "close personal relationship" with U.S. President Ronald Reegan.


In 1992, Canadians participated in "Operation Restore Hope", which took place in Somalia. The Canadian Airborn Regiment arrested, tortured, and beaten a teenager to death after they found him wandering in the Canadian base camp. The Airborn Regiment was dismissed in 1995, but still it left a scar in Canada's reputation.

Canadians played a role in keeping the peace in the ethnic rivalries in Rwanda. Canadian Major General Remeo Dallaire attempted to "halt the killing" of Rwanda by requesting the U.S. troops to support. But unfortunately, due to the lack of support in this idea, nearly a million people died on the April of 1994 in Rwanda.

DID YOU KNOW?The RCMP officers helped build a new police force for the newly democractic society in Haiti!

In 1993, Prime Minister Jean Chetien prioritized in the expansion of Canadian trading opportunities. He organized "Team Canada" as a trading group to trade with Asia and Latin America. In addition, the Canadian government has signed free trade agreements with Chile and Israel. Canada joind the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Group in hopes of a better Pacific trade system.

Globalization became a trend in the late 1990s. Multicultural trading and more communication methods were developed. Many Canadians believed that globalization would create better living standards for everyone. Unfortunately, the Canadian economy suffered because of this globalization act, especially British Columbia. But by 2000, the economy seemed to be recovering.

Canadians believed that they have a global responsiblity. Therefore in certain "trade talks", Canada tend to bring up the topic of human rights as a topic for discussion.



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