The global economy is changing dramatically. Canada is not keeping pace. The Chinese, Indian, Brazilian, Colombian, Mexican, Korean, Turkish, Vietnamese, Indonesian, and South African economies are expanding at more than twice the rate of Canada’s more traditional markets. By the middle of this decade, emerging economies are expected to account for more than half of the world’s production and consumption of goods and services.

That is the urgent finding to emerge from roundtables with a selection of Canada’s business leaders, policymakers, and academics that were recently held across the country under the auspices of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and co-chaired by Derek Burney, Thomas d’Aquino, Leonard Edwards, and Fen Osler Hampson, and co-sponsored by CIGI.

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  • Fen Osler Hampson

    Fen Osler Hampson was a CIGI distinguished fellow and director of the Global Security & Politics Program (2012-2019). Currently he serves as chancellor’s professor at Carleton University and continues to provide leading research and insight to policy makers in the areas of Canadian foreign policy and international and regional security. He also serves as executive director of the World Refugee Council and was co-director of the Global Commission on Internet Governance and director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.

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