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Border restrictions, COVID-19, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine: global trade linkages have faced unprecedented strain over the past two years, prompting questions of how Canadian-U.S. cooperation could protect both countries from major disruptions. This week, we tune into Chris’ panel on supply chains with Amazon’s Allison Gifford, Western Washington University’s Edward Alden, and High Peak Strategy LLC’s Spencer Cohen at the PNWER annual summit in Calgary.


Edward Alden Headshot

Edward Alden

Ross Distinguished Visiting Professor of U.S.-Canada Economic Relations at Western Washington University
Spencer Cohen Headshot

Spencer Cohen

Principal & Founder, High Peak Strategy LLC
Allison Gifford Headshot

Allison Gifford

Senior Manager of Public Policy, Amazon


Chris Sands

Christopher Sands

Director, Canada Institute
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Maryscott "Scotty" Greenwood

Chief Executive Officer, Canadian American Business Council

Canada Institute

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