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October 5, 2017: “What Does Trump See In Canada?”

By September 15, 2017 No Comments

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For the past 3 decades, the Mackenzie Institute has been providing expert commentary on security matters relevant to Canadians leaders in a global context.

We are extremely excited to announce an exclusive Dinner Event on October 5, “Trump: What does he see in Canada?”. Our esteemed guest speakers include the Honourable Michael Wilson, former Ambassador to the United States, and the Honourable John Baird, former Minister of Foreign Affairs. More to be announced soon!

For tickets and registration, click here.

The Hon. John Baird served from 2011 to 2015 as Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs in the cabinet of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He had been a member of the federal cabinet, in various positions, since 2006. Previously Mr. Baird was a provincial cabinet minister in Ontario during the governments of Premiers Mike Harris and Ernie Eves. Before serving as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Baird held the posts of Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Environment and President of the Treasury Board.

The Hon. Michael Wilson was Canada’s 22nd Ambassador to the United States from 2006 to 2009. He was elected to the House of Commons in 1979. In 1984, he was appointed Minister of finance. In 1991, he became Minister of Industry, Science and Technology and Minister for International Trade. During his tenure as a member of the Cabinet, Mr. Wilson had responsibility for the NAFTA negotiations and represented Canada at the G-7, IMF, World Bank, OECD, GATT and other international meetings.

Our esteemed speakers will lead a discussion on how the Trump administration’s policies regarding NAFTA, defence and immigration are affecting Canada’s interests. Please see the ‘poster’ attached. The Ottawa round of the NAFTA negotiations will be completed just a few days before this dinner. Already, the dispute between Boeing and Bombardier are affecting Canada’s fighter procurement. Refugee and immigration issues are likely to become even more of a ‘hot button’ issue.

Please join us for this timely, one-of-a-kind event!

For tickets and registration, click here.