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The Trade Puzzle: What Should Canada Do?

Tue., Mar. 27, 2018 7:00 p.m.

Location: Royal Saskatchewan Museum (2445 Albert Street, Regina)

The Trade Puzzle: What Should Canada Do?
Presented by Colin Robertson (Canadian Global Affairs Institute)

Tuesday 27 March 2018, 7:00 PM
Royal Saskatchewan Museum (2445 Albert Street)

Canada is a trading nation and provinces like Saskatchewan depend heavily on foreign trade for their prosperity. Donald Trump and America First have complicated Canada's access to our main market - the USA, Colin Robertson argues. We have now negotiated better access across the Pacific through the Comprehensive and Progressive Trade Partnership (CPTPP) and across the Atlantic through the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). Canada must now take advantage of these agreements, while we look to other markets like India and China. It is in this context that Robertson will discuss Canada's complex trading relationships and why they matter for Regina, for Saskatchwan and for this country.

About Colin Robertson
A former Canadian diplomat, Colin Robertson is Vice President and Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and hosts its regular Global Exchange podcast. He is an Executive Fellow at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. Robertson sits on the advisory councils of the Johnson-Shoyama School of Public Policy, Conference of Defence Associations Institute, North American Research Partnership, the Sir Winston Churchill Society of Ottawa. He is an Honorary Captain (Royal Canadian Navy) assigned to the Strategic Communications Directorate. He is a member of the Deputy Minister of International Trade’s NAFTA Advisory Council and the North American Forum. He writes on foreign affairs for the Globe and Mail and he is a frequent contributor to other media.

All are welcome to attend and parking is free. Refreshments will be provided. For more information please contact 306-585-4226.