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Inter-American Relations in the Age of Trump – The School, along with the Latin American Research Centre, will host a panel featuring Colombian Consul Andres Talero, Eugene Beaulieu (Area Director, International Trade), Carlo Dade (Canada West Foundation) and Rita Giacolone (LARC Visiting Fellow) to discuss both the political and economic issues for inter-American relations once […]

More information to come. Location: Nexen Technology & Conference Centre, University of Calgary Downtown Campus, 5th Floor 906 8th Ave S.W.

An effective defence procurement process and a strong Canadian defence industrial base are important to Canada’s security and economy, and that even in light of recent changes, there is still room to improve Canada’s defence procurement process.

Building on the early foreign policy successes of the Trudeau government, how should Canada define and pursue its long-term goals in international affairs? In an era of dramatic global change and rising challenges, old assumptions about Canadian foreign policy may no longer apply. Canada needs to position itself to succeed not in the world that […]

The School of Public Policy was pleased to host Scott Wilkie, Partner, Blakes, Cassels & Graydon LPP for a special two-hour tax policy seminar. The seminar explored the intersections of international tax and trade policy, particularly in relation to the origins and development of tax treaties and countries’ domestic tax rules to recognize tax rights […]

A part of the Walton Consortium Taxation and Economic Growth Program In partnership with the Canadian Tax Foundation   Topics: • The Corporate Tax: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going? • Who Pays the Corporate Tax? • The Economic Effects of the Corporate Tax • Business Tax Incentives and Economic Development: Do […]

The world is changing at an unprecedented rate. Borders as we know them are shifting, and non-state players are causing us to have to rethink security. Perhaps nowhere is this more obvious than in the Middle East, where threats to civilians and nation states are a daily occurrence. What does this mean for Canada, and […]

The world is changing at an unprecedented pace and scale, and global forces will be critical in shaping the Western Canadian economy: The rise of emerging markets, the power of disruptive technologies, changing global demographics, the return of geopolitics, and the changing nature of capitalism. The world’s economic centre of gravity is shifting back to […]

Across Canada, governments at all levels have decided that the Nation’s economic engine needs to be stoked, and that public spending on infrastructure can spark that engine. Investing in public infrastructure had almost become a catch-phrase in 2016. However, less attention has been given to how to pay for that infrastructure, and in some cases […]

In partnership with Arizona State University and Universidad Anáhuac México Norte. Business leads the way in terms of a more integrated and efficient North America. North American business experience can provide guidance, best practices and lessons learned, working towards the development of better government policy. As part of a strong group of experts from the Canadian, […]

Lieutenant-General Michael Hood, Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force, discussed Canadian airpower, the tools Government has at its disposal and how the Royal Canadian Air Force delivers. The presentation was followed by an opportunity for questions from the audience.

Roy Berg and Kim Moody of Moodys Gartner Tax Law Many Canadians are subject to the recent and potentially invasive Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).  Dual citizens who live in Canada face disclosure of their financial information to the US government.  That raises the question: to what extent should the Canada Revenue Agency be permitted to access […]