Trade Negotiations: The Road Ahead

Torys Client Centre
79 Wellington St. W., 33rd Floor
Toronto, Ontario

November 16, 2017 07:45 - 09:15 EDT

The fourth round of NAFTA re-negotiations wrapped up three weeks ago in Washington D.C., and it is no secret that the U.S. put some unconventional proposals on the table. With round five scheduled for Mexico City starting November 17, negotiators are making the most of extended time between rounds to dive more deeply into details and consult with stakeholders.

To get Canada’s perspective, join us for a discussion about NAFTA featuring Canada’s Ambassador to the United States, David MacNaughton. The event will explore the current state-of-play and what may lie ahead. Speakers will bring unique perspectives and political viewpoints from Ottawa and Washington D.C. and will discuss potential outcomes of the upcoming round and the implications for those who trade or travel cross-border. Canada’s trade relations with Europe and Asia become increasingly important in the current context.


  • Status of the NAFTA trade talks
  • What are the sticking points?
  • Where do we go from here?
  • What are the particular realities for each country?
  • Thinking the unthinkable

Rob Prichard, Chair, Torys LLP

David MacNaughton, Ambassador of Canada to the United States
Barry Campbell, former Member of Parliament and President of Campbell Strategies
Laura Dawson, Director, The Canada Institute at the Wilson Center, Washington, D.C.
John Terry, Partner, Torys LLP

7:45 a.m. Breakfast
8:15 – 9:15 a.m. Discussion

To register for this event please email