spotlightHave you ever heard of cabotage laws? Familiar with the term “trade infrastructure”? What are your thoughts on the implications of the U.S midterm elections for Canada? These are some of the topics that the students and interns connected to Dawson Strategic have been thinking and writing about.  In place of our regular fall newsletter, we are publishing a special edition highlighting the research work of these talented young professionals.

In his article, Cabotage Reform, It’s About Time,  Jonathan Punnoose, a Master’s candidate at Carleton’s Norman Patterson School of International Affairs, argues in favour of the need for reform in Canadian and U.S cabotage laws—regulations that cover the movement of foreign commercial carriers within a country.

Keeping with the Canada-U.S. focus, Jack Britton takes a look at what the 2014 midterm elections in the United States mean for Canada.  Jack is an honours candidate at Mount Allison University and has worked as a Legislative Assistant  in Washington, D.C. Read Jack’s article here.

Up next is Dawson Strategic’s newest intern, Justin Bedi.  Justin is currently a Master of International Trade candidate at the University of Saskatchewan’s Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. In his article Does Canada’s Trade Infrastructure Give It a Comparative Advantage?  Justin examines the role trade infrastructure (specifically export development agencies) plays in giving Canada a competitive advantage in global trade.

Across North America, talented students are immersing themselves in international trade affairs and making a name for themselves. Dawson Strategic is grateful for the work of these young professionals.