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In the eleven years since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) took effect, the continent has undergone two major transformations: economic and social integration has accelerated, due in large part to NAFTA, and 9/11 exposed the vulnerabilities of integration. All this occurred in the absence of new modes of governance or collaboration, making security and integration more important but also more tenuous. Tri-national collaboration is essential to ensure regional prosperity and security. In this important report, a distinguished group of Canadian, Mexican, and American experts explore key issues that require more cooperation on the continent--including economics, regulatory policy, security, the developing gap, and tri-national institutions--and offers a vision for the relationship among the three countries for the next ten years. The report recommends a single economic space that expands economic opportunity for all people in the region, and the establishment of a security zone that protects the region from external threats while facilitating the legitimate passage of goods, people, and capital. Containing French, Spanish, and English texts in a single volume, Creating a North American Community is an essential guide to possible futures for Canada, Mexico, and the United States.
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John Paul Manley PC OC (born January 5, 1950) is a Canadian lawyer, businessman, and politician. He served as Liberal Member of Parliament for Ottawa South from 1988 to 2004, and was Deputy Prime Minister between 2002 and 2003. He is now President and CEO of the Business Council of Canada.
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