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Workshop/Book Launch – Canadian Trade Policy at a Risky Crossroads: Navigating New Global Realities

May 11, 2017 Print

OTTAWA – Members of the media are invited to attend the launch of Redesigning Canadian Trade Policies for New Global Realities, a collected volume published by the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP).

The collection is the result of a multi-year, interdisciplinary research initiative. The authors, over 30 experts from eight different countries, analyze how structural changes and emerging trends in international co­­mmerce, technology and economic power are affecting Canada, and what these changes mean for public policy.

This two-part book launch will take place on Tuesday, May 16, at the Rideau Club, in Ottawa. First, in a workshop from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., special guest John Manley will set the context for the presentations, and the volume’s editors will present the book’s main findings and policy recommendations. A lively panel discussion will follow, moderated by Policy Options editor-in-chief, Jennifer Ditchburn. Then, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., there will be a formal reception.

Opening remarks:

  • John Manley, President and CEO, Business Council of Canada


  • Stephen Tapp, Research Director, IRPP
  • Ari Van Assche, Associate Professor, Department of International Business, HEC Montréal
  • Robert Wolfe, Professor, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University


  • Ailish Campbell, Chief Trade Commissioner, Global Affairs Canada
  • Madelaine Drohan, Canada Correspondent, the Economist


  • Jennifer Ditchburn, Editor-in-Chief, Policy Options

What: “Canadian Trade Policy at a Risky Crossroads: Navigating New Global Realities”

When: May 16, 2017 (workshop: 3:00-5:00 p.m., reception: 5:00-7:00 p.m.)

Where: Rideau Club, 99 Bank Street, 15th floor, Ottawa

Media contact:    Shirley Cardenas    tel. 514-594-6877


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Media Contact

Shirley Cardenas
Communications Coordinator
Tel. 514-594-6877 •