I don't understand this.
In 1987 Canada negotiated a Free Trade Agreement with the US.
In 2013 Canada negotiates a Free Trade Agreement with the EU.
The US and the EU are both very big advanced economies.
Wikipedia confirms my memory of 1987: "The debate in Canada over whether to implement the negotiated agreement was very contentious." It certainly was. Many people saw the 1987 FTA as an existential threat to Canada. I remember some otherwise normal people wearing black armbands when it was clear their side had lost.
So far, I see nothing like the same level of contention and opposition in 2013. Why? Where are the black armband wearers of yesteryear?
Some possible answers: