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Policy Workshop: The Canada-UK Trade Relationship after Brexit

February 4, 2019 at 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Location:Senate Room (608) Robertson Hall

If Brexit goes forward as planned by the British government, Canada and the United Kingdom will have to negotiate a new bilateral agreement to govern their trade and investment relationship. This workshop examines economic, legal, and political issues that will be raised in the negotiations for such an agreement.

All presentations originate from knowledge synthesis projects funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) of the UK.

Please click here for the final report of the project housed at Carleton.

2:00-2:15   Opening Remarks

  • André Plourde (Dean of the Faculty of Public Affairs, Carleton University)
  • David Reed (Deputy High Commissioner, British High Commission to Canada)
  • Thérèse De Groote (Senior Policy Advisor, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada)

2:15-3:45   Panel I: The Governance of Canada-UK Trade after Brexit: Legal and Political Challenges

Chair: Achim Hurrelmann (Carleton University)

  • Armand de Mestral (McGill University), The Legal Structure of the Trading Relationship of the United Kingdom and Canada After Brexit
  • Olena Ivus (Queen’s University), Trade, Intellectual Property and Innovation: Policy Implications for the Canada-UK Trade Relationship After Brexit
  • Lukas Vanhonnaeker (McGill University), Investment Promotion and Protection in the Canada-UK Trade Relationship
  • Stéphane Paquin and Hubert Rioux (École national d’administration publique), The Roles of Provinces and Devolved Administrations in the Negotiation and Implementation of a Canada-UK Trade Agreement

3:45-4:00   Coffee Break

4:00-5:30   Panel II: Political Contestation about Trade Agreements: Lessons for the Canada-UK Relationship

Chair: Armand de Mestral (McGill University)

  • Achim Hurrelmann (Carleton University), The Politicization of International Trade: Why Are Some Agreements More Controversial Than Others?
  • Crina Viju-Miljusevic (Carleton University), The Structure of the Canada-UK Trade Relationship: Predicting Flashpoints for Politicization
  • Adam William Chalmers (King’s College London), Stakeholder Involvement in International Trade Negotiations: Lessons for Canada and the UK
  • Ece Özlem Atikcan (University of Warwick), Framing Trade Agreements: Which Communication Strategies Work for Supporters and Opponents?

The event is free and open to the public.

All presentations at this policy workshop originate from projects funded under the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) / Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Knowledge Synthesis Grant Initiative “Understanding the Future of Canada-UK Trade Relationships”. Logistical support for this workshop is provided by the Centre for European Studies (CES) at Carleton University.