Speeches and Presentations

The Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement launches Canadian trade policy into the 21st Century, according to Canada’s former Ambassador to the EU, Ross Hornby. In “From Laggard to Leader: How CETA Transforms Canada’s Trade Agenda,” a C.D. Howe Institute conference paper, Hornby asserts that  CETA makes progress on behind-the-border issues that constitute the true obstacles to trade: the use of regulations to discriminate against imports, local content requirements, lack of harmonized product standards, restrictions on investment and labour mobility. Additionally, Hornby calls into question the sustainability of Canada’s hotly contested supply management system. The C.D. Howe Institute is an independent not-for-...
The C.D. Howe Institute has posted the transcript of former Ambassador David Mulroney’s speech to the C.D. Howe Institute on Canada-China relations. He made the remarks at the Institute’s 2012 Annual Calgary Policy Dinner, held on October 24, 2012. Few people have had a more significant impact on Canada’s relationship with China than  Mulroney, now a Distinguished Senior Fellow  at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs. In one of his first speeches after accepting a position as Distinguished Senior Fellow  at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, the former Ambassador discussed his candid thoughts on his tenure and projections for the trajectory of the...
Opening Statement of a presentation by Daniel Schwanen, Associate Vice-President, Trade and International Policy, C.D. Howe Institute, presented at the invitation of the Standing Committee on International Trade of the House of Commons.THE CETA NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE EUROPEAN UNION: A STRATEGIC OPPORTUNITY FOR CANADAI appreciate the opportunity to appear before the committee.Much of what I will say draws on a Backgrounder on the Canada-EU negotiations published last month by the C.D. Howe Institute, of which the Clerk of the Committee has an electronic version.J’ai préparé ma présentation en Anglais aujourd’hui, mais il me fera plaisir de répondre aux questions dans les deux langues officielles.As...
In Why the Critics of Free Trade are Mistaken , Jagdish Bhagwati, University Professor, Economics and Law, Columbia University, speaks at The Sylvia Ostry Lecture, October 2008.  
Canada’s International Policy Statement fails to adequately set priorities, according to Danielle Goldfarb, Senior Policy Analyst for the C.D. Howe Institute. In comments before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign affairs and International Trade, Goldfarb said that, to most effectively meet Canadian interests, Ottawa should focus its limited resources on a narrower set of issues and countries than the paper envisions.