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CIC Victoria: Under the Spotlight: Canada and the Indo-Pacific – what next and where next for Canada’s global trading interests?
December 1, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm PST
As part of the Canadian International Council initiative: Foreign Policy By Canadians, CIC Victoria is conducting several Global Economy focused events to address the current state of Canada’s international trading relations and determine what strategic economic pivots might exist that will permit Canada to better safeguard its national interests.
With this in mind and with Canada-China relations at a low point what trade options are there in the Indo-Pacific region that might lessen Canada’s dependence on Xi Jinping’s China? In addition, what are the short-term and long-term challenges to such a strategy and what approaches could Canada reasonably consider and take?
Join us for this wide-ranging panel event, co-sponsored by the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives at the University of Victoria, and featuring:
Panelist: Hugh Stephens, Fellow with the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Panelist: Juan Navarro, Associate Faculty, Royal Roads University
Panelist: Brian Parrott, Associate Faculty, Royal Roads University
Panelist: Phil Calvert, Senior Fellow with the China Institute University of Alberta
Moderator: Victor V. Ramraj, Director Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives, University of Victoria