Past Event

State of America Series: Trade and the Trump Administration
When: Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 17:30 - Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 20:00

AmCham Canada Pacific Chapter - State of America Series: Trade and the Trump Administration

Join the Honorable Stockwell Day and Matilde Bombardidni on January 26th as they discuss the Trump Administrations position on trade. This session will explore questions such as:

  1. Can 'The Donald' unilaterally "rip up" NAFTA? What are the legal steps to do so with regards to congressional support and Senate approval?
  2. Can he renegotiate with Mexico only?  Must it be with both Canada and Mexico?
  3. If NAFTA is ditched, what are the practical implications for Canadian and U.S. Companies and the consumers in both countries?
  4. What are the outstanding issues around Transpacific Partnership (TPP)? Is it dead or to be re-negotiated?
  5. What are the U.S. and political mechanics pending to adopt TPP?

About the Speakers:

Matilde Bombardini

Dr Matilde Bombardini is Associate Professor in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, a fellow of the National Bureau for Economic Research and co-editor of the Canadian Journal of Economics. Her research focuses on political economy and international trade. Dr Bombardini has studied the organization of interest groups and the behavior of lobbyists in the U.S., and has linked the pattern of international trade to the inequality of education outcomes within countries. She is currently investigating the effect of international trade on pollution and infant mortality in China. Bombardini is a native of Italy where she obtained her undergraduate degree at the University of Bologna. She obtained her PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2005. She is the recipient of the 2014 Bank of Canada Governor’s Award, the 2012 Young Researcher Prize from the Canadian Women Economists Network/Réseau de Femmes Économistes (CWEN/RFÉ) and the 2012 Harry Johnson Prize for best paper in the Canadian Journal of Economics.

The Honourable Stockwell Day

The Honourable Stockwell Day joined McMillan's Vancouver office as a Senior Strategic Advisor in 2011. In this capacity, Mr. Day uses the extensive experience he gained in senior government roles - including as the former Minister of International Trade, the former Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway and the former President of the Treasury Board, to serve as an advisor for clients and their business objectives. Mr. Day was successfully elected to senior government roles and positions 9 times over 25 years at two levels of government and in 2 separate provinces. From 1986 to 2000, Stockwell Day represented Red Deer North in the Alberta Legislature, where he served in the Progressive Conservative Government in a variety of senior roles, including Chief Whip, Government House Leader, Minister of Labour and Minister of Social Services. From 1997 to 2000 he was Provincial Treasurer (Minister of Finance) and Acting Premier. In 2000 Stockwell Day won the leadership of the Canadian Alliance and became Leader of Canada's Official Opposition. In the general election that followed soon after, the Canadian Alliance increased the Official Opposition seat count to 66, and increased its popular vote by over a million.

Date:  January 26, 2017
Time:  5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Place:  Consul General's Residence, Vancouver, BC Canada
Host:   Complimentary food and beverage

Cost:   Members - $25   Non-Members - $50
Advance registration required.  

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