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Fostering National Security and Economic Prosperity in North America

Date & Time

Feb. 10, 2023
9:15am – 10:15am ET


Online Only


On February 10, the Wilson Center Canada Institute hosted an armchair discussion with Canada’s Minister of National Defence Anita Anand and Minister of Innovation, Science, and Industry François-Philippe Champagne. 

In a conversation moderated by Canada Institute Director Christopher Sands, the ministers discussed Canada’s plan to innovate in national security, defense, and space. In the face of global threats and strategic competition, the conversation also touched on the importance of Canada – U.S. industrial policy cooperation, including in critical minerals, semiconductors, and across supply chains.


Anita Anand Headshot

Hon. Anita Anand

Minister of National Defence
François-Philippe Champagne Headshot

Hon. François-Philippe Champagne

Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry

Hosted By

Canada Institute

The mission of the Wilson Center's Canada Institute is to raise the level of knowledge of Canada in the United States, particularly within the Washington, DC policy community.  Research projects, initiatives, podcasts, and publications cover contemporary Canada, US-Canadian relations, North American political economy, and Canada's global role as it intersects with US national interests.  Read more

Wahba Institute for Strategic Competition

The Wahba Institute for Strategic Competition works to shape conversations and inspire meaningful action to strengthen technology, trade, infrastructure, and energy as part of American economic and global leadership that benefits the nation and the world.  Read more

Science and Technology Innovation Program

The Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP) serves as the bridge between technologists, policymakers, industry, and global stakeholders.  Read more

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