On October 6th, Professor Joel Blit was invited to attend a roundtable with Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Steve Verheul, Canada's lead NAFTA negotiator, to advise them on intellectual property for NAFTA negotiations. More information about Canada's objectives in the current round of negotiations can be found in this Macleans article.
Professor Liaqat's research on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was featured in Policy Options' special trade feature. It discusses the importance of Canada’s continued participation in helping to secure access to important markets.
Professor Anindya Sen reports that steep increases to the minimum wage have a high likelihood of leading to more unemployed immigrants as well as more poverty based on research he conducted with Dr. Kathleen Rybczynski.