In the decade following the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement, economic and political relations between Canada and Mexico have expanded significantly. Today, Canada and Mexico are each other's third-largest trading partners and, outside of the United States, Mexico is the second-largest tourist and business destination for Canadians.

In the face of increasing competition from Asia, Canada and Mexico need to strengthen their economic competitiveness by leveraging their comparative advantages more effectively. In a multi-polar world, Canada and Mexico have an opportunity to utilize their North-South partnership to provide leadership on the pressing issues of our time, such as climate change, transnational crime, and global crisis management. In Canada Among Nations, 2011-2012 a leading group of Canadian, Mexican and American academics, policy makers, politicians, journalists, and energy and climate change experts offer substantive recommendations for Ottawa and Mexico City to realize the full potential of their strategic relationship.

Canada Among Nations is the premier source for contemporary insight into pressing Canadian foreign policy issues. This volume continues that tradition by providing students, policy makers and business people with a timely compendium of expert opinion on Canada-Mexico relations.

Alex Bugailiskis is a senior official at the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, former ambassador to Cuba, and senior distinguished fellow at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA), Carleton University.

Andrés Rozental has a lifetime appointment as Eminent Ambassador of Mexico. He is a member of the Centre for International Governance Innovation's (CIGI) International Board of Governors, and a Senior Nonresident Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Canada Among Nations Series

Begun in Brian Mulroney's first year as prime minister, for 20 years Canada Among Nations has brought together leading scholars, practitioners, journalists and members of the NGO community for an assessment of the country's foreign policy. The books in the series are widely adopted in Canadian foreign policy and international relations courses and have become a major publication of record on Canada's policies and actions in the world. Canada Among Nations is a product of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University.

Published by McGill-Queen's University Press.

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Media mentions:

Mexico: A country with poverty that’s no longer poor (The Globe and Mail)

Mexican author and diplomat talks about the Mexico Canada relationship (The Globe and Mail)

Mexico wants to expand temporary workers in face of Canadian EI changes (Canadian Business)

Canada Among Nations, 2011-2012: Canada and Mexico's Unfinished Agenda (Portal for North America)

Andrés Rozental: Canada and Mexico, Unfinished Business (TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin)

It's time to end our Mexican myopia (The Globe and Mail)

Canada Among Nations: Canada and Mexico's Unfinished Agenda (Transnational Post)

The state of Canada-Mexico relations (The Globe and Mail)

Mexico wants to increase temporary workers in Canada (CBC News)

We need to pay more attention to Mexico (Ottawa Citizen)