01 Dec 2015
Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Westin Ottawa
Governor General Ballroom I/II
11 Colonel By Drive | Ottawa, ON

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Military Procurement for a Purpose: Refreshing Canada's Defence Strategy

Military procurement is a very complex business; understood in detail by few, scrutinized and criticized by many. As the world remains a dangerous and unstable place, Canada’s overall security is tied to our ability to project power if and when needed and that means a well-equipped and modern military. But recent high-profile setbacks in military procurement threaten Canada’s ability to get the new kit needed to make our military strong, and responsive. Moreover, the election of a new Liberal government likely means that Canadian foreign and defence policies will be reviewed, as well as current capital projects, to realign defence policy with a new tone and substance in foreign policy. Please join The School of Public Policy and the Canadian Global Affairs Institute as we explore best, and worst practices in military procurement, bringing experts together to find real, practical workable solutions to the procurement problem.


• The opportunity to refresh Canada's defence policy
• Updating Canada's defence policy: Where do we go from here?
• How should a new defence policy tie into Canada's manufacturing base?

• Jean-Christophe Boucher, Christyn Cianfarani, Mike Day, Rob Fonberg, Mike Kalms, David Perry, Jean-S├ębastien Rioux
• More speakers to be confirmed.

There is no cost to attend; however, registration is required as spots are limited.

Click HERE to view the full program.

To reserve your spot, click HERE.

For more information, please contact Lindsey Heighington at 403.220.7112 or spprsvp@ucalgary.ca
03 Dec 2015
Thursday, December 3, 2015

Edmonton, AB
The Sutton Place Hotel
10235-101 Street
T5J 3E9

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The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement and Beyond: Opportunities and Advantages for Western Canada

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the largest global trade agreement to date and of significant importance to Canada for a variety of reasons. Collectively, the TPP countries represent a market of 792 million people, account for close to 40% of the world’s GDP and over 65% of Canada’s $56 billion in agriculture and food trade. These are key sectors in Western Canada. However, during the TPP negotiations, much of the focus in Canada has been on Eastern Canadian economic sectors (auto and dairy, for example).   

Join us as the Canada Institute at the Wilson Center and The School of Public Policy co-host a symposium held in Edmonton, Alberta to discuss the TPP’s prospective benefits and challenges for Western Canadian business sectors such as forestry, grains, meats and services in the Asia-Pacific and Latin American regions.

7:45  a.m.   Registration

8:30  a.m.   Program begins

4:00  p.m.   Program concludes

There is no charge to attend this event; however, due to limited space, registration is required.

To view the newest version of the PROGRAM, please click HERE

To REGISTER, please click HERE

or contact Kinga Starzyk-Dramowicz at spprsvp@ucalgary.ca

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