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Views from the North: Canada's Role in the Americas during the Age of COVID-19

33:33February 26, 2021

As Canada looks to restrengthen relations with the United States under the Biden administration and reconsider its role in a Western Hemisphere devastated by COVID-19 and economic disruptions, Pierre Pettigrew, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, joins our experts to discuss the state of U.S.-Canada relations, the upcoming Summit of the Americas, and the role of Canada in Latin America.

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This episode of Americas 360 was produced and edited by Oscar Cruz, Annelise Gilbert, Jacqueline Orr and Olivia Soledad, with the assistance of Taylor Blaisdell, James Chabin, Cecily Fasanella and Jack Little. 


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