A Conversation on the U.S.-Canada trade partnership, Arizona’s relationship with Canada, and the future of NAFTA

  • 11 Oct 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Beus Center for Law and Society, Room 601, 111 E. Taylor St. Phoenix, AZ 85004


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James Villeneuve
Consul General of Canada
Los Angeles

Topical Discussion
Topical Discussions are structured like a round-table discussion with an expert on the topic speaking for 15-20 minutes about the topic, but opening up the discussion for all to participate.  These discussions have been wildly popular and are a good way to discuss current topics in a forum where everyone can voice their opinion.  Please come prepared to participate.
$25 per Person

Room 601, Beus Center for Law and Society (SCROLL DOWN FOR PARKING INFO)

Talking Points: 

  • Bilateral trade between the U.S. and Canada is perfectly balanced, in fact it favors the U.S. by 1%.
  • Almost $2 billion worth of goods and services cross our shared border every day.
  • Overall, US-Canada trade supports nearly 9 million U.S. jobs
  • NAFTA has been a tremendous success in making us the biggest and most competitive economic region in the world.
  • The total amount of trade between our three countries has nearly quadrupled since 1994.
  • Canada believes in retaining the current benefits of NAFTA and building on them to modernize the agreement.
  • Canada is Arizona’s second largest trading partner, behind Mexico.
  • There are over 350 Canadian companies doing business in Arizona, operating in over 1,000 locations.
  • 146,800 Arizona jobs depend on trade and investment with Canada.
  • Canada looks forward to aligning NAFTA to new realities and integrating progressive, free and fair approaches to trade and investment.

Click Here to Read James' Bio

 Parking and Directions to Beus Center for Law and Society

Parking is available at either the Downtown Cronkite visiting parking lot (UCENT II) located on the south side of Filmore between 1st St. and Central Ave. If you park at the Cronkite lot, please inform the attendant that you are here for the PCFR Event.

Parking is also available at the Downtown Phoenix University Center Garage (UCENT) located at 411 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ. The entrance is off of Polk Street, in between 1st Street and Central.

-Parking rates are as follows:

1-2 hrs: $6

2-3 hrs: $9

$12 max rate

-The law school is located in the Beus Center for Law and Society (blue building in the diagram below), 111 E. Taylor St., Phoenix, 85004. It is across the street from the parking structure. Please enter the law school building off of Taylor St. and 1st Street

-Take the elevators to the 6th floor. Room 601 will be to your left.

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