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CIC Saskatoon: Saskatchewan’s Stake in NAFTA

March 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm CST


What difference does the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) make? Plenty, when you live in the province of Saskatchewan.

Keen observers of international trade are watching closely the dynamics and the back and forth of the current rounds of NAFTA modernization negotiations, and all agree that a dissolution of NAFTA would have serious ramifications on Canada. But some regions of Canada have more at stake than might be imagined – Saskatchewan annually exports $14 billion worth of agri-food products alone, much of this to the US.

What aspects of our economy are threatened by the uncertainty surrounding NAFTA? How deep are the threats? And what can we do about it? Join us as Mr. Norris introduces us to the problems and some potential solutions.

Speaker’s Biography

From inside and outside of government, Rob Norris has been keenly aware of the issues, and has worked hard for youth, First Nations and newcomer communities, and for innovation in the Saskatchewan economy. From 2007 to 2015, his work as an MLA and Cabinet Minister saw key roles for him in producing: the government’s Immigration Policy; Saskatchewan’s Graduate Retention Program; provincial green energy strategies; MISSION ZERO (advocating standards aimed at zero workplace injuries); and many others.

Within the University of Saskatchewan, where he has served as Coordinator for Global Relations and now Senior Strategist for Partnerships, Mr. Norris significantly expanded the worldwide impact of the U of S through international collaborations for: the CLS (synchrotron); VIDO-Intervac; the Global Institute for Water Security; the Sylvia Fedoruk Centre for Nuclear Innovation; the Global Institute for Food Security; and a number of Colleges. He also currently serves as chair of Canada World Youth and is Bangladesh’s honorary consul to Saskatchewan.

6:00 pm Doors open
6:30 pm Dinner with the speaker (RSVP)
7:40 pm Doors open to the public
8:00 pm Public presentation begins


Two ways to register by Eventbrite:

[1] Presentation only – 8 pm – free
[2] Dinner with the speaker at 6 pm, followed by presentation.

Students – $20 per plate
All other CIC members – $25 per plate
Nonmembers – $30 per plate

If joining for dinner, payment by credit card (deadline: March 26, 4:00 p.m.). Dinner registrants will be expected to pay even if they cannot or do not attend. Persons with dinner reservations who cannot attend are encouraged to find someone else to take their place.

Contact Person: Dan Sutherland – saskatoon@thecic.org


March 28, 2018
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm CST
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417 21st Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0C5 Canada
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