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Sustaining the Crude Economy

Canada is a nation rich in energy resources. Oil, natural gas, hydro, uranium, coal, wind – Canada has abundant supplies of renewable and non-renewable resources. We are the largest foreign supplier of oil to the United States and the world’s third largest natural gas producer and exporter. But the game is changing: shrinking US demand […]

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From Policy Shop to Shop Floor

Join Laura Dawson on Tuesday, October 2nd for a speaking engagement hosted by the Organization for Women in International Trade, Ottawa Chapter. “From the Policy Shop to the Shop Floor: What Business Needs to Know About Government and What Government Needs to Know About Business” Registration 5:30 p.m. | Guest Speaker and Discussion 6:00 – 6:45 […]

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Kyrgyz Summer Holiday

This week I have temporarily returned to my former life as an economic policy trainer to work with 60 economic officials from Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan.  While development contracting used to be a full-time gig for me, I left the field about five years ago and these days only take on a handful […]

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TPP: A fair shake for Canada and Mexico?

What’s next for Canada in the TPP? Join Amb. Demetrios Marantis and Laura Dawson as they  discuss the big issues and challenges of the TPP at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC  on Wednesday, August 8th. Please see here for more details. Can’t make it to DC? You can catch the panel by live webcast, here.  

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TPP Roundtable in San Diego

On July 3rd, Laura Dawson was a featured panelist at a TPP roundtable for the U.S. business community, alongside Barbara Weisel, Assistant United States Trade Representative and Senior TPP Negotiator. This event will took place at the Institute of the Americas, University of California in San Diego. For more details, please see: http://www.iamericas.org/en/events/past-events/1879-trans-pacific-partnership-business-roundtable For those interested in […]

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DS in the media

Television:  CBC Newsworld, Power and Politics, Trans-Pacific Partnership, June 20 Print: Calgary Herald, Canada Has Nothing to Fear From From Foreign Investment, June 24; National Post, TPP: Now the Hard Part, June 22 Radio: CBC Radio One, As It Happens, Trans-Pacific Partnership, June 19; CFAX, Murray Langdon Show, Trans-Pacific Partnership,  June 21; CHQR, Rutherford Show, Foreign Takeover Prospects for RIM, June 12

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Dawson on Canada-U.S. Trade

Join panelists Laura Dawson, Gerald D. Chipeur and Peter Foster for an Economic Club of Canada lunch in Toronto on Wednesday June 13th. This panel will discuss the legal, policy, and political challenges that Canada and the U.S. need to overcome in order to create a more prosperous relationship. For more information or to register, click here.

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Good Reads

Something’s missing in the ‘Dutch Disease’ debate… Philippe Bergevin and Daniel Schwanen , “Boom in services ignored in Dutch Disease debate,” Ottawa Citizen (May 31, 2012).  That missing ‘something’ is Canada’s healthy, vibrant services sector. Bergevin and Schwanen argue that “by simplistically pitting the manufacturing sector against the resource extraction sector, the “Dutch Disease” argument […]

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Happy Birthday!

In May 2012, Dawson Strategic marked its one year anniversary.  We have so many interesting projects, we barely had time for cake.  However, we could not pass this milestone without thanking the friends, associates and clients who have helped Stefania and I turn an idea into a reality. We are grateful to the organizations that […]

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Making the Border Easier for Bus Travellers

Dawson Strategic is pleased to announce the formation of the Canada-US Motor Coach Passenger Coalition (MCPC) to streamline the movement of motor coach passengers across the Canada-US border. The Beyond the Border Action Plan announced by Prime Minister Harper and President Obama in February 2011 announced plans to work towards pre-clearance for passengers and cargo […]

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