The PANEL Presents


How will Economic Diplomacy affect Canadian interests at home and abroad?

The PANEL Presents its 3rd Debate on a Major Foreign Policy Issue


Since 2006, economic growth has been a key priority for the Canadian government, underlying everything from domestic policies on immigration and job creation to the expansion of duty-free ports and an ambitious trade agenda.

The government’s new Global Markets Action Plan aims to ensure all diplomatic assets promote Canadian business. The Honourable Ed Fast, Canada’s Minister of International Trade, says the Plan “represents a sea change in the way Canada’s diplomatic assets are deployed around the world.”

But what does this change mean for Canada? Where does it take us, and where do we go from here?

thePANEL will explore these questions and more at its third debate.


  • Perrin Beatty ­ President and CEO, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
  • Chrystia Freeland, Member of Parliament; former Editor, Financial Times
  • William Robson, President and CEO, C.D. Howe Institute
  • Len Edwards, Strategic Adviser, Gowlings; former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Trade
  • Carole MacNeil (moderator), CBC News

7PM (mixer) / 8PM (discussion) – June 3, 2014

Library and Archives Canada – 395 Wellington St. Ottawa

Tickets: $15/$12 students –

Canadian Impact – Passion – No Notes