In a recent Globe and Mail article, reporter Campbell Clark argues, "Stephen Harper could really use an angry, implacable opponent blasting him for signing free-trade agreements. Without it, the voters might not really reward him for the deals he’s done." He continues, "More generally, free trade is now widely accepted, so opposition beyond a relatively small minority depends on whether the trading partner is a little scary to Canadians. South Korea isn’t. Neither is the EU."
But is Mr. Harper's "free trade" deal with Europe really so widely accepted?