Canadian American Business Council (CABC) Holding Annual Policy Conference in
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<p><location>MONTREAL</location>, <chron>Oct. 16</chron> /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- His Excellency <person>David Jacobson</person>, U.S. Ambassador to <location>Canada</location> and the Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of International Trade will address the delegates at "Canada/U.S. Relations in the Obama Era," the CABC's 15th Annual Policy Forum and Business Achievement Award Luncheon. The event is being held in <location>Montreal</location> on <chron>October 21</chron>.</p>
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<p>The event is co-chaired by <person>Andre Desmarais</person>, co-president and co-chief executive officer of Power Corporations of <location>Canada</location>, <person>Jacques Lamarre</person>, O.C. Engineer, <person>Brian Levitt</person>, Partner and Co-President, Osler and <person>Dr. Judith Woodsworth</person>, President and Vice-Chancellor of <org>Concordia University</org>.</p>
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<p>"American-Canadian relations have evolved significantly since the election of <person>President Obama</person>," explained, Maryscott Greenwood, Executive Director of the CABC. "The leaders of the two countries have met on numerous occasions, and there is a new willingness to address a myriad of issues, from Buy American to climate change and border security. Our conference is an opportunity to delve into these issues in some depth, while hearing from key actors on both sides of the 49th parallel."</p>
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    The Program:

    8:00:  A DIALOGUE WITH HIS EXCELLENCY DAVID JACOBSON, U.S. AMBASSADOR TO
CANADA

    8:30:  PANEL DISCUSSION: PROTECTIONISM, TRADE & TRADEOFFS

    
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<p>Hon. Michael M. Fortier, P.C., Morgan Stanley, <location>Canada</location>; Ogilvy Renault (moderator)</p>
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    Raoul Bhavnani, FD
    Don Campbell, Davis LLP
    Marie Jose Nadeau, Hydro Quebec
    Matt Nolan, Arent Fox LLP

    9:30:  PANEL DISCUSSION: LOW PROFILE/HIGH IMPACT BILATERAL ISSUES FOR 2010

    Michel Patry, HEC Montreal (moderator)
    Mel Cappe, Institute for Research on Public Policy
    Dorothy Coleman, National Association of Manufacturers
    Paul Moen, Amgen Inc.
    Wendy Noss, Canadian Motion Picture Distributors Association

    
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<p>10:30:  REMARKS BY THE HONOURABLE STOCKWELL DAY, MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE, <location>CANADA</location></p>
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    10:45:  PANEL DISCUSSION: BORDERS -- BARRIERS OR GATEWAYS TO PROSPERITY?

    Kelly Johnston, Campbell Soup Company (moderator)
    Kathryn Bryk Friedman, University at Buffalo Regional Institute
    David Bradley, Canadian Trucking Alliance
    Karen Phillips, CN

    
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<p>12:30:  Tribute luncheon in honour of <person>Claude Mongeau</person>, incoming President and CEO, CN and the winner of the inaugural Canadian American Corporate leadership Award.</p>
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    Location:  Centre Mont-Royal, 2200 Mansfield Street, Montreal



    

For further information: For further information: Megan Ainscow, +1-514-750-0887, megan.ainscow@jgoldbloom.ca, for the Canadian American Business Council Web Site: http://www.canambusco.org


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