York U experts available on Three Amigos summit


TORONTO, June 29, 2016 — As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hosts Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and U.S. President Barack Obama in Ottawa today for the so-called Three Amigos summit, York University experts are available for media interviews:

Professor Emeritus Daniel Drache is available to analyze the Canada-Mexico relationship including: relaxation of visa restrictions on Mexicans travelling to Canada; whether the renewed trade relationship between the two countries is a threat or an opportunity; and how the Canada-U.S. relationship will be shaped when Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton is elected.

Professor Leo Panitch in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies is available to discuss issues surrounding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Professor Gus Van Harten of York U’s Osgoode Hall Law School, who has extensive knowledge in the legal aspects of TPP, NAFTA, international investment and investor-state dispute settlement, is also available for media interviews.

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Media Contact:
Gloria Suhasini, York University Media Relations, 416 736 2100 ext. 22094, suhasini@yorku.ca