Canada News

Climate High on North American Energy Agenda

Feb 11, 2016
This week’s gathering in Winnipeg of energy ministers from the US, Canada, and Mexico has received little media attention, coming as it does in a period of stock market volatility and economic uncertainty. Yet there are reasons to be optimistic about the meeting’s potential to stimulate North American cooperation on energy issues – in particular, with developing a continental strategy to combat climate change.

Chasing China: Why an Economic Agreement with China Is Necessary for Canada’s Continued Prosperity

Feb 10, 2016
China’s growing economy represents an opportunity for Canada to improve trade relations and benefit economically from a consistent partnership with China crafted through the creation of an economic agreement.

North America needs to pivot...to North America

Jan 29, 2016
In this U.S. election year, it is important to shift the conversation to the importance of U.S. relations with Mexico and Canada. This editorial, by the former Canadian ambassador to the U.S., the former Mexican ambassador to the U.S., and the former U.S. ambassador to Mexico, believes that their governments should focus on advancing trilateral relations in the business sector and improve collaboration in the security conversation over illegal trafficking, extremism, and terrorism. The Wilson Center will launch an initiative this year to highlight the importance of North American co-operation and provide proposals for action.

Federalism and Climate Policy, Canada-Style

Dec 18, 2015
Canada is about to show whether federalism facilitates or deters progress in climate governance, because the country’s highly decentralized system of energy development and environmental protection requires the individual provinces to act for the country to meet its national environmental goals.

Trans-Pacific and Canada's Trade Future

Dec 10, 2015
Details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership have raised many questions. Laura Dawson talks to Steve Paikin on The Agenda to discuss the meaning and impact of the long-awaited trade partnership.

Are the Paris Attacks a Game Changer for Canadian Foreign Policy?

Nov 18, 2015
In the wake of the Paris attacks, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new government will face challenges to its planned approaches to Canada’s security and foreign policy concerns but will likely stay the course.

Canadian Ambassador to the United States Gary Doer named co-chair of Canada Institute Advisory Board

Nov 18, 2015
“Care for the Canada-U.S. relationship is a calling that does not evaporate when you stop being Ambassador,” said Ambassador Doer. “I’m excited to work with this team and use the knowledge I’ve gained over the past years to continue to support success in North America.”
Webcast

What Canada's New Government Means for the U.S.

Oct 26, 2015
Director of the Canada Institute Laura Dawson spoke with C-Span about incoming Canada’s prime minister-elect Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Party’s victory in the country’s 2016 elections and the possible impact of their victory on the United States.

What Does Canada’s New PM Mean for the US?

Oct 22, 2015
"Trudeau presents an optimistic view of economic growth that embraces new trade agreements and diversification of trading partners, expansion of energy infrastructure, including pipelines, and strong support for clean technology and climate change mitigation," writes Laura Dawson.

Canada’s New Prime Minister

Oct 20, 2015
Wilson Center Canada Institute Director Laura Dawson analyzes Canada’s surprising election results and provides a profile of new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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