York U’s “Glendon Global Debates” series: CETA and the Canada-EU trade relationship


TORONTO, March 20, 2017 – York University’s Glendon Global Debates series hosts a discussion on the trade relationship between Canada and the European Union (EU), reviewing the Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreement (CETA), on Thursday, March 23 at the Centre of Excellence, Glendon Campus.

This is the third debate in the series, titled “A New Framework for International Trade or the Last of Its Kind?” It is presented by the Glendon School of Public and International Affairs in partnership with the EU consulates in Toronto and the Canadian International Council – Toronto Branch. The discussion will review CETA which was adopted in the European Parliament in February and could be implemented as early as April. The Agreement is seen as a test of the EU and Canada’s ability to forge future trade accords and as a counterweight to anticipated protectionism under the new U.S. administration.

The timely debate will be moderated by Derek DeCloet, executive editor of the Globe and Mail and editor of Report on Business.

• Political impact of CETA and the future of the EU/Canada partnership
• Engaging with the world through free trade agreements
• Boosting the economies of the EU and Canada
• Challenges to CETA, moving forward

• Nicolas Chapuis, Ambassador of France in Canada
• István Mikola, Minister of State for Security Policy and International Cooperation, Hungary
• Jakob Von Weizsäcker, Member of the European Parliament for Thuringia, Germany
• Candace Sider, Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs, North America, Livingston International
• Angella MacEwan, Senior Economist at the Canadian Labour Congress

Glendon Global Debates: A New Framework for International Trade or the Last of Its Kind?

Thursday, March 23, 6:30pm-9pm

Centre of Excellence, Glendon Campus, York University, 2275 Bayview Ave, Toronto

For complete event info, visit: glendon.yorku.ca/gspia/ggd/ceta

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