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Supply Management and Dairy Policy in Canada & the United States: Protection at Home or International Trade? (Toronto)

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October 22, 2014 // 8:00am9:30am
Panelists Martha Hall Findlay and Joe Balagtas will assess the progress to date on implementing dairy policy reform, make specific recommendations to dismantle the supply-management system, and discuss the cost of inaction in terms of global competitiveness— in particular, international dairy markets. more

Now for the Hard Part: Renewing Regional Cooperation on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience

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Sep 22, 2014
Even before NAFTA and 9/11, the United States, Canada, and Mexico all recognized the need to secure critical infrastructure and to collaborate with their continental neighbors in doing so. This paper identifies challenges to critical infrastructure security and resilience (CISR) among the countries and provides recommendations for going forward. more
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The Politics and Process of Keystone XL

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October 07, 2014 // 1:00pm3:00pm
As the mid-term elections approach, one of the biggest questions this November will be about the future of the Keystone XL pipeline. On October 7, the Canada Institute will convene a panel of experts to discuss the environment that has made KXL the political football it is today, what the proposed project means for the upcoming elections, the legal underpinnings of the approval process, and where the pipeline goes from here, both in Nebraska and in Washington. more
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TPP and Canada: Wishful Thinking on Supply Management?

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Aug 26, 2014
As Canada wraps up its Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the EU, it remains deeply involved in another very ambitious multilateral negotiation: the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Canada became an observer to the TPP negotiations in 2010, but did not become a full member until 2012 because New Zealand, one of the founders of the TPP negotiations, and the United States held up Canada’s request due to concerns about Canada’s supply management of dairy, poultry, and eggs, as well as the longstanding U.S. complaint about Canada’s lack of protection for intellectual property rights. So when Canada and Mexico announced they would like to join the TPP negotiations, trade observers asked out loud if Canada would be willing to disband its supply management. Accession to the negotiations meant accepting the rules at the time of accession, and New Zealand, having liberalized its dairy industry over the last decade or so, was not about to give Canada a pass on supply management. more

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