Synthesis: A review of events reported in the Canadian press
Volume VII Number 4


Publisher:  Canadian News Synthesis Project, Toronto, Canada
Date Written:  30/04/1979
Year Published:  1979  
Pages:  28pp  
ISSN:  0704-6715
Inactive Serial

Resource Type:  Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number:  CX12236

Synthesis is the journal of the Canadian News Synthesis Project. Previously known as the Canadian News Synthesis Project (1974 - 1976), Synthesis analyzes and presents current news coverage of the most important economic, political and cultural forces in Canadian Society, using major newspapers from across the country.
April 1979 issue.

Abstract:  Is the new General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs a step toward liberalized world trade? An in-depth look at GATT indicates loopholes to tariff reductions as non-tariff barries remain; GATT pact discriminates against Third World nations, more than 60 Third World nations boycot initialling of GATT documents in April, criticize GATT as the "rich man's club"; federal election campaign nearing end, critical issues receive little attention; controversy over Ontario's deteriorating health care system continues; OHIP premiums rose 13 per cent last year, yet patients still pay supplemental fees to doctors who dropped out of OHIP program; Ontario government reduces active treatment hospital beds in province.

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