Ding, dong Doha is dead
August 7, 2008
By Rick Salutin
This article originally appeared in the August 1, 2008 Globe and Mail
It’s reprinted with the kind permission of the author
We’re all prisoners of our autobiographies. It determines what we have to offer to each other. I, for instance, felt a sweet little surge of schadenfreude this week when I read that the latest “Doha” round of free-trade talks in Geneva had failed. Free trade does that to me. This fall will be 20 years since the free-trade election of 1988 but it still feels like the most dire Canadian event of my lifetime.