The Canada Institute is pleased to have supported the U.S. and Canadian Chambers of Commerce's event on November 13, 2008, exploring "The U.S.-Canada Partnership: Strengthening our Economies." The event took place at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

This conference examined areas crucial to strengthening the economies of the United States and Canada and considered how we can work together to deepen the bilateral relationship moving forward. Speakers included:

David E. Green, Vice President, Public Policy, NBC Universal
Brad Huther, Senior Advisor, Global Anti-Counterfeiting and Piracy Initiative, Global Intellectual Property Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
General James L. Jones, USMC (Ret.), President and CEO, The Institute for 21st Century Energy
Brig. Gen. Michael C. McDaniel, Assistant Adjutant General for Homeland Security, Michigan National Guard
Michael Murphy, Vice President, Government Affairs, Canadian Pacific Railway
Gerry Protti, Chair, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), Executive Vice President, Encana
John Rudolph, Legal Counsel, Eli Lilly Canada Inc.
Lee Webster, Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Session I Canada-U.S. Border: Today's Reality and a Vision for the Future
Session II Critical Infrastructure Protection Across Borders
Session III Intellectual Property Rights: Global Threats, Local Consequences

Luncheon: Securing North America's Energy Supply