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Security, Commerce and FDI in Canada


October 1st, 2019 | 9:00am - 7:00pm ET | The Albany Club, 91 King Street East, Toronto, ON

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Canadian trade, commerce and investment activities face an array of security challenges. The rules-based global trading system is in crisis and Canada faces protectionist pressure from various trading partners. Unprecedented cyber-threats and foreign investments in sensitive technologies have increasingly become a concern of government and the private sector. Further, policymakers face new challenges balancing security considerations with the role of foreign investors in supporting and commercializing science and innovation.

This conference will bring together experts from government, academia, and the business community to provide insight into how Canada can confront such challenges and secure its trade and investment relationships. Our panelists will explore issues such as:

  • Canada in a disrupted global, rules-based system
  • FDI and Canadian security
  • Cyber-threats and responses in Canada
  • Political risks and the security of trade
  • R&D and security

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9:00am: Registration

9:30 - 10:00am: Keynote

  • Nik Nanos, Chair, Nanos Research

10:00 - 11:00am: Setting the Stage on Global Security and Trade: Canada in a Disrupted Global, Rules-Based System

  • Rob Fonberg, Executive Fellow, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary (Moderator)
  • Anessa Kimball, Associate Professor of Political Science, Université Laval
  • Colin Robertson, Vice President, Canadian Global Affairs Institute and Executive Fellow, The School of Public Policy
  • Richard Ouellet, Professor, Faculty of Law, Université Laval

11:00 - 11:30am: Networking Break

11:30 - 12:30pm: FDI and Canadian Security

  • Kelly Ogle, President, Canadian Global Affairs Institute (Moderator)
  • Andrew House, Counsel, Government Relations and Political Law, Fasken and Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute
  • Dan Ciuriak, Director and Principal, Ciuriak Consulting and Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation

12:30 - 2:00pm: Lunch & Keynote

  • Goldy Hyder, President and CEO, Business Council of Canada

2:00 - 3:00pm: Cyber Threats and Responses in Canada

  • J-S Rioux, Scientific Director, International Policy and Trade, the School of Public Policy (Moderator)
  • Stephanie Carvin, Assistant Professor of International Relations, The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs
  • Eric Miller, President, Rideau Potomac Strategy Group and Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute
  • Allison Gifford, Director of Public Affairs, UPS

3:00 - 3:15pm: Networking Break

3:15 - 4:15pm: Political Risk and Security of Trade

  • Patrice Dallaire, Diplomat in Residence, École supérieure d'études internationales, Université Laval (Moderator)
  • Robert Murray, Managing Director, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Dentons
  • Erick Duchesne, Professor of Political Science, Université Laval
  • Alison Nankivell, Vice President, Fund Investments and Global Scaling, BDC Capital

4:15 - 4:30pm: Networking Break

4:30 - 5:30pm: Research, Development and Security

  • Lisa Young, Professor, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary (Moderator)
  • Margaret McCuaig-Johnston, Senior Fellow, Institute for Science, Society and Policy, University of Ottawa and the China Institute, University of Alberta

5:30 - 7:00pm: Reception


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