UBC’s National Centre for Business Law hosted a Downtown Speaker Series in Vancouver with Anthony VanDuzer, Professor of Law, University of Ottawa on Monday, April 16, 2012. Professor VanDuzer gave a very interesting talk on The Canada-EU Negotiations for a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement: Redefining the Role of the Provinces in the Negotiation and Implementation of International Trade Commitments. He focussed on the expanded role of the Provinces at the negotiating table and the crucial aspect of compliance by the Provinces once the Agreement goes into effect. Previous attempts to forge a trade agreement between the EU and Canada foundered due to the EU’s belief that a treaty would be unenforceable without Provincial engagement and commitment.
Professor VanDuzer was kind enough to give us permission to post his presentation here.