On May 23rd, 2017 the CIC National Capital Branch hosted the event, Europe Post Brexit and the Election of Donald Trump, with Ambassador Lawrence Cannon

The CPAC video recording of this event is now available at:

http://www.cpac.ca/en/programs/public-record/episodes/51205689/ (CPAC video)

Links to an article by Jennifer Campbell that appeared in EDC’s Exportwise:

Canada’s ambassador says France will remain trade-friendly
http://exportwise.ca/canada-ambassador-france-remain-trade-friendly/

L’ambassadeur du Canada : « La France restera favorable au commerce »
http://exportateursavertis.ca/ambassadeur-canada-france-restera-favorable-commerce/

Background information:

Europe is at a critical juncture. Following the largest influx of refugees since World War II, Brexit, and the election of Donald Trump in the US, voters in key upcoming national elections in the U.K. (June 8), Germany (September 24), and a run-off for the presidency in France in May, will help determine the destiny of a continent in turmoil.

The Hon. Lawrence Cannon, Ambassador of Canada to France, and former Foreign Minister, helped us understand these developments and their implications for Canada. His talk included comments on the significance of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) as Canadian business is likely to face growing pressure in US markets during the Trump era.

The Hon. Lawrence Cannon was named Canada’s ambassador to France in May 2012. He was Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and Minister responsible for Québec, under Stephen Harper’s government. He has worked extensively in private industry, within the telecommunications sector, including as Vice-President of Government Affairs at Unitel (now AT&T Canada Corp.), and within Québec provincial and municipal politics.

The event was moderated by Sandelle Scrimshaw who served as Minister Plenipotentiary at the Canadian Embassy in Paris 2006-2010, and currently sits on the Board of the CIC National Capital Branch.

Video and article from May 23rd event, Europe Post Brexit and the Election of Donald Trump, with Ambassador Lawrence Cannon