NAFTA Town Hall Meeting

Event Date:
Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 4:00 pm
Rodd Royalty Hotel, 14 Capital Drive, Charlottetown
The UPEI Office of Recruitment and International Relations wishes to extend an invitation from Global Affairs Canada to the campus community to a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) town hall meeting hosted by the Honourable Andrew Leslie, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (Canada-U.S. Relations). Tuesday, August 29, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Rodd Royalty Hotel, Crowbush Room 14 Capital Drive, Charlottetown Further to the Canadian Government’s ongoing consultation process on the modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and as the Government has now begun discussions with the United States and Mexico on the renegotiation of NAFTA, some of the issues that the government would like to hear from the public include: ·         Areas of the agreement that could be clarified; ·         Areas that should be updated; ·         Any new sections that should form part of a modernized agreement. For more information on the NAFTA consultation process, please visit the following web pages: ·         NAFTA Consultation Website ·         Statement by Foreign Affairs Minister, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, on NAFTABIOGRAPHY Born into a multi-generational military family, Andrew Leslie enjoyed a decorated 35-year career with the Canadian Armed Forces. In 2006, he became Chief of the Land Staff/Army Commander, a position he held until 2010, during which time he was responsible for 57,000 military and public service personnel, their equipment, military training and infrastructure. After a successful career in the Canadian military, Mr. Leslie retired in 2011 and worked as a senior vice president of CGI Group Inc., a Canadian information technology corporation. His professional experience is complemented by several academic degrees and courses focusing on economics, history, leadership, strategy, tactics, equipment acquisition and management. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics at the University of Ottawa and a Masters at the Royal Military College, in addition to undertaking professional development in management at the Harvard Business School. Mr. Leslie was elected as Member of Parliament for Orléans in October 2015. Mr. Leslie served as Chief Government Whip from November 2015 to January 2017. The Honourable Andrew Leslie will also be giving the keynote address at the Palmer Conference on Public Leadership, taking place August 29-31 on the UPEI campus.