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The Unfinished Business Awaiting Germany’s Next Leader

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Why Trump Needs a NAFTA Win


NAFTA is the Wrong Venue to Govern Digital Trade

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It Is Reckless to Start Tearing down Financial Firewalls

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Argentina: An Opportunity to Rethink the WTO's Working Practices

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Flood Risk and Shared Responsibility in Canada: Operating on Flawed Assumptions?


Evaluating the Need for Pipelines: A False Narrative for the Canadian Economy


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26 Sep

World Trade Public Forum: Trade Behind the Headlines

Tuesday September 26, 2017 - 9:00 AM
World Trade Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
28 Sep

Legal Working Group on Liability for Environmental Harm from Activities in the Area

Thursday September 28, 2017 - 8:30 AM
Marlborough House , London, United Kingdom
3 Oct

How Has Canadian Manufacturing Fared under NAFTA?

Tuesday October 3, 2017 - 7:00 PM
CIGI Campus Auditorium, Waterloo, Canada

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