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Trade as Aid: Freeing Access to Canada’s Markets for the World’s Poor

This article by Danielle Goldfarb examines the government’s proposal of extending duty- and quota-free access to Canada’s imports from the least developed countries (LDCs). In sum, Goldfarb argues that “trade as aid is good policy;” in her view, the ability to export is likely to reduce poverty among key groups in developing countries (such as women) while also providing Canada with cheaper imported products.