Trade, jobs and the economy

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Sectoral table A

Changes in innovation, technology and automation will impact trade and jobs in Canada as well as around the world. This session aims to generate policy ideas that government and businesses could develop as a result of these changes to strengthen Canada’s economy and benefit society.

  • (chair) Patrick Leblond, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and CN Paul M. Tellier Chair on Business and Public Policy, University of Ottawa
  • Jonathan T. Fried, G20 Sherpa and Coordinator, International Economic Relations, Global Affairs Canada
  • Nigel Cameron, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies (C-PET), and Commissioner, U.S. National Commission for UNESCO
  • Nathalie Béchamp, Director General Investment and Innovation, Global Affairs Canada
  • Sean Finn, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer, CN
  • (lead discussant) Patrick Leblond
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