Canada & the US: Essential Allies for Trade, Energy & a Changing World
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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About The Event
Canadian Consul General Rachel McCormick will discuss why the Canada-US relationship is more vital now, than ever, especially in a changing world and a global economy dramatically altered by the impacts of Covid-19. Canada has always been a key ally and partner for the US, and each nation is the top export destination for each other’s exports.
Consul General McCormick will address the key components and politics of the US-Canada relationship, along with areas of concern and the outlook for the future. She will also review the recent possible changes for USMCA (the ‘new NAFTA’) and the increased importance of energy cooperation between both nations.
About The Speaker
She is currently the Consul General of Canada to the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Before that, Rachel was head of the Energy and Environment Section at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC from 2014 to 2019.
She joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 2004. In Ottawa she worked in divisions responsible for sustainable development, energy, climate change and circumpolar affairs. She represented the Government of Canada in a range of international forums, including the Arctic Council, the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation and the United Nations.
She has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics for Land Use and Environmental Studies from the University of Saskatchewan and a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from the University of Calgary.