2019 Conference Program

Friday, September 27, 2019

8:30 – 9:00Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30Introduction
Welcoming address from the Dean’s Office; Ruben Zaiotti (JMEUCE Director); Robert Finbow (Project Director)
9:30 – 10: 30Keynote Address
Patrick Leblond, CN-Paul M. Tellier Chair on Business and Public Policy, University of Ottawa
10:30 – 10:45Coffee Break
10:45 – 12:00Panel: Regulatory Process
Chair: TBD
Pia Acconci (Università di Teramo) “The connection between the ‘right to regulate’ and ‘regulatory cooperation’ within the implementation of the CETA”

Mark Camilleri (Canada EU Trade and Investment Association) “Regulatory cooperation under CETA: An early assessment of the ‘elephant in the room’”

Charell van Rooy (Cardiff University) “The influence of foreign governments over domestic regulatory processes”
12:00 – 1:00Lunch Break
1:00 – 2:00Panel: Labour Mobility and Rights
Chair: TBD
André Gariépy (Government of Quebec) “Labour mobility and qualification recognition under CETA: Lessons from a first implementation attempt”

Isabella Mancini (City Law School) “Deepening trade and fundamental rights? On the descriptive and normative intersection of regulatory cooperation chapters and labour rights”
2:00 – 3:00Panel: Trade and Business
Chair: TBD
Laurie Durel (Université Laval) “European wine and spirit in Canada: Much ado about nothing?”

Jefferson Huebner (Balsillie School of International Affairs) “MNEs and CETA: A firm-centered examination of the implications of CETA”
3:00 – 3:15Coffee Break
3:15 – 4:15Panel: Procurement
Chair: TBD
Saul Schwartz (Carleton University) and Elizabeth Schwartz (Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador) “Will CETA reduce home bias in local government procurement?”

Agnès Ruffat (University of Ottawa) and Patrick Leblond (University of Ottawa) “Why are barriers to public procurement under CETA’s Chapter 19 so difficult to remove?”

Saturday, September 28, 2019

9:00 – 9:30Breakfast
9:30 – 10:45 Panel: Investor-State Dispute Settlement
Chair: TBD
David Gantz (University of Arizona) “Canada’s approach to investor state dispute settlement: Will the CETA, USMCA or CPTPP model prevail?”

Elizabeth Whitsitt (University of Calgary) “CETA investor-state dispute settlement:  Will reform enhance legitimacy?”

Laurence Marquis (Université Laval) “Mapping the way for the reform of investment protection by the EU with the implementation of CETA: Making sense of recent cases from the Court of Justice of the European Union”
10:45 – 11:00Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:15Panel: Environment
Chair: TBD
Aakriti Bhardwaj (University of Nottingham)“Collaborative integration between state and multinational economic actors in trade: Addressing climate change concerns through CETA”

Kerrie Blaise
(Canadian Environmental Law Association) “Safeguarding the ability of jurisdictions to enact strong environmental laws: reviewing the impacts of CETA on sustainable development and environmental protection”

Emmanuelle Santoire (Ecole Normale Supérieure of Lyon) “Avoiding an energy pitfall: Insights from a necessary integrated approach of CETA’s implications on energy matters in Canada.
12:15 – 1:15Lunch Break
1:15 – 2:30Panel: Trade Models
Chair: TBD
Felix Stern (German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer) “Legitimization and control of committee bodies in EU free trade agreements”

Wolfgang Weiss (German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer) “The implementation of CETA within the EU: Challenges for democracy and institutional balance”

David Wirth (Boston College) “CETA as a “Mixed Agreement”: Implications for the future”
2:30 – 3:00Concluding Remarks
Robert Finbow (Dalhousie University)
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