The Macdonald-Laurier Institute and Dawson Strategic will convene a panel of experts in Toronto this Friday for a discussion on Canada’s prospects when it comes to the Trans-Pacific Partnership

TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2014 – The future of Canada’s economic growth lies in Asia but will we take the risks to get there?

With all the world’s major economies looking to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as the next step to trade opportunity, it’s time to look at widening the circle.

TPP negotiations are expected to not only set the stage for future trade agreements, but to open the door for additional economies demonstrating willingness to liberalize and do business with the world. Who should join after the original twelve seal the deal and what will it mean for Canada and its business community?

Join the Macdonald-Laurier Institute and Dawson Strategic as they convene two critical discussions on TPP trade opportunities for Canada.

WHAT: Expanding Canadian Trade with Asia: New Prospects for the TPP

WHEN: November 28, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

WHERE: The National Club, 303 Bay Street (Toronto, Ontario)

Dr. Douglas Goold, Director at the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada, and Matthew Kronby, trade expert from the law firm of Bennett-Jones, will discuss the TPP’s role in Canada’s future economic growth.

Then, Dr. Laura Dawson, International Trade Expert and Founder of Dawson Strategic will join our guests to talk about who should come next to the TPP table and what that expansion could mean for Canada.

Dr. Dawson will also discuss the key elements of her new report on the role Taiwan can play in Canadian trade growth entitled, “Finding the Hidden Dragon: Why Taiwan matters to Canada’s Economic Future”.


To cover this event or book interviews please contact Sophie Nadeau at 613-266-7587 or For more information about Dawson Strategic visit

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