Events

Post-Cancun Assessment by Canada: Trade Policy Challenges for North America -- a roundtable discussion --

October 28, 2003 // 3:30pm4:30pm
Canada's Deputy Minister for International Trade Len Edwards discussed trade policy challenges including the state of WTO negotiations in the post-Cancun environment, ongoing efforts to negotiate a Free Trade Area of the Americas, and the rise of regional trade initiatives.

Changes Ahead in Ontario: An analysis of the October 2 Provincial Election

October 06, 2003 // 12:00am1:00pm
The Canada Institute welcomed two experts on Ontario politics to analyze the Liberal win in the October 2nd Provincial Election, and give an idea of what might lie ahead, particularly in the realm of Canada-U.S. relations.

A Single Payer, Universal Health System? Current U.S. Proposals and the Canadian Model

September 23, 2003 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Gregory Marchildon and Pierre-Gerlier Forest discussed the evolution of the Canadian plan of the single payer, universal health care system and its applicability as a model for the United States.

Is Canada Sleeping? Re-Examining Canada's Role in the World

July 17, 2003 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Andrew Cohen discussed his book, While Canada Slept: How We Lost Our Place in the World, which argues that Canada suffers from a lack of foreign policy vision and has allowed its tools of diplomatic influence to deteriorate.

The Sri Lankan Peace Process: A View from the Inside---An off-the-record discussion with David R. Cameron

May 29, 2003 // 3:30pm5:00pm
David R. Cameron, who participated in the Sri Lankan peace process, spoke about the role that federalism might play in efforts to resolve the conflict and shared his views on the current state and future prospects of the peace process.

Canadian Anti-Americanism: Before and After 9/11

May 22, 2003 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Reginald C. Stuart explored five varieties of anti-Americanism within Canada, their historical roots, and lines of argument. He questioned what such expressions expose about Canadians themselves, their view of America, and their potential power in the current and future Canada-U.S. relationship.

The Future of the Parti Québécois and the Sovereignty Movement in Quebec - A Roundtable Discussion with Daniel Turp

April 29, 2003 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Daniel Turp addressed the topic of the Parti Québécois and the Sovereignty Movement in Quebec, particularly what the election of the federalist Québec Liberal Party means to the future of the sovereignty movement and to the political party which represents it.

Panel Discussion and Book Launch--Uncle Sam and Us: Globalization, Neoconservatism, and the Canadian State

April 03, 2003 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Stephen Clarkson discussed his book, Uncle Sam and Us, arguing that globalization is not new for Canada given Canada's historic dependence on external markets, its receptiveness towards immigrants, and its high levels of foreign investment.

Borderlines: Canada in North America

February 27, 2003 // 8:00am8:00pm
The BorderLines: Canada in North America conference series was conceived by various high-profile Canadian business leaders, academics, journalists, and scholars who saw the need for a re-evaluation of Canada's relationship with its southern neighbors. This two-day conference fostered frank and informative dialogue about the state of the Canada-U.S. relationship.

Family Feud? America and Its Allies at a Crossroads

February 27, 2003 // 12:00am11:00pm
On the brink of war with Iraq, the United States seems to be taking a more activist, “muscular” approach to foreign policy. But how will this affect America’s allies, such as Canada? Panelists addressed this question in a live, televised "town meeting."

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