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Canada-EU Relations: Looking Forward

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 8:30 AM EDT | Zoom Webinar



Synopsis

Four years after the adoption of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Canada-EU Strategic Partnership (SPA), what have been the challenges and opportunities? What will the relationship between Canada and the European Union look like moving forward?

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Schedule

8:30-8:50 Canada-EU relationship by the numbers

  • Marie-France Paquet, Chief Economist, GAC

8:50-9:10 Canadian attitudes toward Europe

  • Frank Graves, EKOS

9:10-9:40 View from Ottawa and Brussels

  • EU Deputy Chief of Mission Christian Burgsmueller
  • Canadian Deputy Head of Mission Robert Sinclair

9:40-10:25 What do we need to do to get SMEs interested in CETA?

  • Delphine Adenot-Owusu, Executive Director of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in Canada (EUCCAN)
  • Mark Camilleri, President, Canada EU Trade and Investment Association
  • Fawn Jackson Canadian Cattlemen’s Association
  • Moderator: Mary Anne Carter, Earnscliffe Strategy Group

10:25-11:10 So what does the Strategic Partnership really mean?

  • David Plunkett, former Canadian Ambassador to EU
  • Christian Leffler, Former Deputy Secretary-General at European External Action Service
  • Jason Langrish, Executive Director, Canada Europe Roundtable for Business
  • Moderator: Maureen Boyd, Director, Carleton University Parliamentary Initiative

11:10-11:30 CETA Chief Negotiator & Assistant Deputy Minister Trade Policy and Negotiations, Steve Verheul, reflects on his experience as negotiator and what future for trade agreements in the wake of COVID and current geo-eco-politics trends

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Delegation of the European Union to Canada

 

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