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  • 10 March 2017

    The Glendon School of Public and International Affairs, the EU Consulates in Toronto and the Canadian International Council - Toronto Branch invite you to the Glendon Global Debates on the theme: CETA: A New Framework for International Trade or the Last of Its Kind?

    CETA: A New Framework for International Relations or the Last of Its Kind?


    The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada was signed in October 2016 and on January 24, 2017, the deal moved closer to reality after the European Parliament’s Trade Committee approved it. On February 15, the European Parliament adopted the trade deal, which will lead to the provisional application of the agreement as early as April 2017. 

    The agreement is seen as a test of the EU and Canada’s ability to forge future trade accords and as a counterweight to anticipated protectionism under the new US Administration. CETA is more than a free trade agreement between the EU and Canada: it is about shaping the political, economic, social and cultural values that our countries share and it is also about deepening transatlantic partnership.

    Speakers from the EU and Canada will discuss some of these issues and will touch on the following:

    • The political impact of CETA and the future of the EU/Canada partnership;
    • Engaging with the world through free trade agreements;
    • Boosting the economies of EU and Canada;
    • Challenges to CETA moving forward.


    Register now at:
    Date:  Thursday, March 23, 2017
    Time:  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location:  A100 Centre of Excellence, Glendon Campus, York University | 2275 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON
    Admission is free.
    The conference will be bilingual and simultaneous interpretation will be provided.







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