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CIC National Capital Branch: thePanel: Canada and the Future of Free Trade

May 15, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT


thePanel, with support from the CIC National Capital Branch and the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, present:

Canada and the Future of Free Trade

The future of free trade is suddenly in flux and Canada has big choices to make. From Brexit to Donald Trump, the events of the past year have halted what seemed like an inevitable march towards a more integrated global marketplace. Treaties are being cancelled and renegotiated, while countries brace for border taxes and trade wars. The debate is no longer about the next wave of trade liberalization, but about whether the world will retreat to the economic nationalism of the past. In this context, should Canada continue to champion global free trade and the institutions that underpin it? Or is it time to rethink our assumptions and develop trade strategies that reflect a new reality?

Join thePanel as we try to chart a path forward.

Our Panelists:

Laura Dawson, Director, Canada Institute, Wilson Center @DawsonCanada

Mark Warner, International Competition, Trade & investment Lawyer, Author @MAAWLAW

Flavio Volpe‏, President of the Automotive Parts Manufacturer’s Association @FlavioVolpe1

Our Moderator:
Hannah Thibedeau, CBC Senior Reporter

Hannah Thibedeau is a veteran political reporter having covered the Hill for three organizations over 15 years, both behind the scenes and in front of the camera. She currently covers politics for CBC TV, CBC Radio and CBC Politics online.

For updates and to follow the conversation online, follow us on Twitter @thePANELonline using the hashtag #TradePanel

Date and Time
Monday May 15, 2017
5:30pm to 8:00pm

National Arts Centre
1 Elgin Street
Ottawa, ON  K1P 5W1

Please click HERE to register for this event online.

Event Contact
Snookie Lomow | ottawa@thecic.org | (613)903-4011


May 15, 2017
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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