Workshop Schedule

8:30 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 Introduction

Welcome remarks: Frank Harvey, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Science

Workshop Opening: Ruben Zaiotti, Director, Dalhousie University Jean Monnet European Union Centre of Excellence

Project overview: Robert Finbow (Dalhousie University) “Implementing CETA: a comprehensive deal in a populist age”

9:30-10:30 Public services and procurement

Moderator: Stuart Trew

Scott Sinclair (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) “CETA’s potential impacts on public services”

Dmitry Lysenko (Government of Nova Scotia), Elizabeth Schwartz (Johnson-Shoyama School of public Policy, University of Saskatchewan), Saul Schwartz (School of public policy and Administration, Carleton University) “Will CETA Reduce Home Bias in Local Government Procurement?

Jeff Huebner (Balsillie School of International Affairs and Canadian Mennonite University) TBA

10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break

10:45 – 11:45


Labour Mobility and Labour Relations

Moderator: Dr. Robert Finbow

Cara J Spittal (Government of Nova Scotia) “The Contribution of International Labour Mobility to Innovation and Inclusive Economic Growth in Nova Scotia”

André Gariépy (Government of Quebec) “Innovation and Impact of CETA on Labour Mobility, Qualification Recognition and Professional Regulation”

Michèle Rioux and Sylvain Zini (Centre d’études sur l’intégration et la mondialisation, Université du Québec à Montréal) “CETA implementation:  From innovation to uncertainties?”

11:45 – 12:45 Lunch

12:45 – 1:45



Moderator: Brian Bow

Elizabeth Whitsitt (University of Calgary) “CETA Investor-State Dispute Settlement:  Will Reform Enhance Legitimacy?”

Wolfgang Alschner  (Common Law Section, University of Ottawa) “CETA and the Investment Court System: Challenging times ahead”

Lukas Vanhonnaeker (McGill University) “The CETA’s Investment Court System Post-Achmea: Death Sentence or New Beginnings?”

1:45 – 2:45 Environment

Moderator: Anders Hayden

Jean-Frédéric Morin (Université Laval) “Implementing CETA’s Environmental Provisions: Lessons from other experiences”

Kerrie Blaise (Canadian Environmental Law Association) “CETA’s implications for sustainable development and environmental protection in Canada”

Emmanuelle Santoire (Queen’s University) And Dr. Myra Hird (School of Environmental Studies, Queen’s University) “The early effects of CETA on energy and waste issues: socio-spatial insights across Canada”

2:45 – 3:00 Coffee break
3:00 – 4:00 Agriculture and Geographic Indicators

Moderator: David Black

David Wirth (Boston College) “Geographical Indications and Sustainable Development: Rethinking the Debate”

Al Mussell and Douglas Hedley (Agri-Food Economic Systems) “Agri-Food in CETA: Understanding the Elements of Policy and Implementation”

Francesco Maria Froldi (Centre de Recherche de Droit Public presso, Université de Montréal) Geographic Indicators (title TBA)

4:00 – 5:00


Intellectual Property, Science and Regulatory Cooperation

Moderator: Scott Sinclair

Adam Falconi (Magyar, Bogle & O’Hara LLP) “Predicting the Effects of CETA on Canada’s Pharmaceutical Patent Regime: An Early Assessment”

Richard Gold (McGill University) “CETA Building-Blocks for Canadian-EU Open Science Partnerships”?

Stuart Trew (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) and Max Bank (LobbyControl, Köln, Germany) “Regulatory co-operation in CETA: Exporting the NAFTA model or something more?”

5:00 – 5:30 Closing Remarks and Future Plans
7:00 – 9:00 Dinner (Restaurant TBA)
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