Thursday, March 23, 2017

6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
A100 – Centre of Excellence
Glendon Campus, York University
2275 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON

 

 

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada was signed in October 2016 and on January 24, 2017, the deal moved closer to reality after the European Parliament’s Trade Committee approved it. On February 15, the European Parliament adopted the trade deal, which will lead to the provisional application of the agreement as early as April 2017. 

The agreement is seen as a test of the EU and Canada’s ability to forge future trade accords and as a counterweight to anticipated protectionism under the new US Administration. CETA is more than a free trade agreement between the EU and Canada: it is about shaping the political, economic, social and cultural values that our countries share and it is also about deepening transatlantic partnership.

Speakers from the EU and Canada will discuss some of these issues and will touch on the following:

  • The political impact of CETA and the future of the EU/Canada partnership;
  • Engaging with the world through free trade agreements;
  • Boosting the economies of the EU and Canada;
  • Challenges to CETA moving forward.

 

Speakers

 

Nicolas Chapuis

NICOLAS CHAPUIS
Ambassador of France in Canada

ANGELLA MACEWEN
Senior Economist at the Canadian Labour Congress

István Mikola

ISTVÁN MIKOLA
Minister of State for Security Policy and International Cooperation, Hungary

Candace Sider

CANDACE SIDER
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, North America, Livingston International

Jakob Von Weizsäcker

JAKOB VON WEIZSÄCKER
Member of the European Parliament for Thuringia, Germany

Derek DeCloet

Moderator

DEREK DECLOET
Executive Editor, The Globe and Mail,
Editor, Report on Business

 
 
Presented by:

EU Consulates in Toronto