Canada’s Trade Policy Agenda: Looking Ahead

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7:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Ottawa, ON

Globalization and the governance of the international trading system are facing strong headwinds. Several countries are experiencing strong protectionist pressures and a few global firms are becoming ever larger and dominant, threatening competition. Digitization, automation and artificial intelligence will change how economic production and exchange will take place in the future, affecting economic policies in areas such as trade, taxation, competition and regulation. What should Canada do in this context?

Please join The School of Public Policy, the Centre for International Governance Innovation and the CN-Paul M. Tellier Chair on Business and Public Policy at the University of Ottawa for a must-attend symposium for anyone who depends on trade or is interested in the future of the economy.

Confirmed speakers include:

Susan Aaronson, George Washington University
Robert D. Atkinson, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Eugene Beaulieu, University of Calgary
Margaret Biggs, Queen’s University
Emily J. Blanchard, Dartmouth College
David Crane, The Hill Times
John Curtis, University of Calgary
Wendy K. Dobson, Rotman School of Management
Judit Fabian, University of Calgary
Caroline Freund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Jonathan T. Fried, Global Affairs Canada
Patrick Leblond, University of Ottawa
Meredith Lilly, Carleton University
Scott Sinclair, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Hugh Stephens, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Stephen Tapp, Export Development Canada

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November 17, 2017


The Rideau Club
99 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON  K1P 1H4

7:15 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Program begins
4:00 p.m. Program concludes


Registration Fee: $89.00 includes GST

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