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BLUEPRINT FOR CANADA-US ENGAGEMENT UNDER A NEW ADMINISTRATION CONFERENCE AGENDA Government Conference Centre, 2 Rideau Street, Ottawa December 8, 2008 7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Doors Open (Main Lounge) Continental Breakfast will be served Opening Remarks (Main Hall) Conference Co-Chairs: Derek Burney, Senior Policy Advisor, Ogilvy Renault LLP Fen Osler Hampson, Director, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs

Keynote Address: Roseann Runte, President, Carleton University

8:40 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

The Setting: What Surveys Tell Us (Main Hall) Frank Graves, President, Ekos Research

The Border (Main Hall) Presenters: Perrin Beatty, President, Canadian Chamber of Commerce Patrick Grady, Business Economist, Global Economics Ltd.

Comments: Ambassador Gordon D. Giffin, Partner, McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP

Competitiveness (Sussex Room) Presenters: Kathleen Macmillan, President, International Trade Policy Consultants Inc. Glen Hodgson, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Conference Board of Canada Ken McKenzie, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Calgary Jack Mintz, Palmer Chair, School of Policy Studies, University of Calgary

Comments: Bill Robson, President and Director of Research, C.D. Howe Institute (Invited, TBC)

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Morning Break (Main Lounge) Refreshments will be provided

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10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Energy & the Environment (Main Hall) Presenters: André Plourde, Chair, Department of Economics, University of Alberta Peter Burn, Partner, Gowlings, Lafleur, Henderson LLP

Comments: Peter Kruselnicki, Vice President, Public Sector Relations, TransCanada Corp. David Collyer, President, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

NAFTA & the Americas (Sussex Room) Presenters: John Graham, President and Chair, Canadian Foundation for the Americas Louis Bélanger, Professor, International Relations, Université Laval

Comments: George Haynal, Vice-President, Bombardier

12:00 p.m. –

Buffet Luncheon (Main Lounge)

12:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

A Conversation with Democrats and Republicans (Main Hall) A Conversation with senior elected US officials representing the Democratic and Republican parties Arctic and Defence (Main Hall) Presenters: Don McRae, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa David Bercuson, Professor, Centre for Strategic and Military Studies, University of Calgary

Comments: Jack Granatstein, Senior Research Fellow, Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute

Institutions (Sussex Room) Presenters: Robin Sears, Senior Partner, Navigator Ltd. Matt Morrison, Executive Director, Pacific Northwest Economic Region

Comments: Tom d’Aquino, CEO, Canadian Council of Chief Executives Ambassador James Blanchard, Partner, DLA Piper

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Afternoon Break (Main Lounge) Refreshments will be provided

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3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

The Changing American and Global Situation and Implications for North America (Main Hall) Presenters: Gary Hufbauer, Reginald Jones Senior Fellow, Institute for International Economics Bruce Jentleson, Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, Duke University Si Taylor, Chancellor Emeritus, McMaster University

Comments: Peter Harder, Senior Policy Advisor, Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

In Perspective (Main Hall) Derek Burney, Chair, Canadian Excellence Research Chairs

Cocktails (Main Lounge) Refreshments will be provided




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