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A Needle in a Haystack: Tracing Canadian Garment Connections in Mexico and Central America

October 3, 2000

A Needle in a Haystack examines Canadian investment and sourcing practices in the garment assembly-for-export industry in Mexico and Central America, and labour practices and working conditions in those factories. This report includes case studies on two Canadian manufacturers -- Nygard International and Gildan Activewear; country labour "vignettes" for Canadian homeworkers and maquila garment-for-export workers in Nicaragua, Honduras and Mexico; and corporate profiles of prominent Canadian retailers and manufacturers.

Cover Page
Introduction
Section 1: Recent Trends in the Canadian Garment Industry
Section 2: Focus on Mexico
Section 3: The Caribbean Basin
Section 4: Country Vignettes
Section 5: Corporate Profiles
Section 6: Key References
Appendix

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