In this episode of Pod Bless Canada, Brian Lee Crowley is joined by Dr. Christopher Sands to discuss the Canada-US economic and trade relationship and the ongoing NAFTA talks.

In Part 1 of this two-part conversation, Dr. Sands takes us through a chronology of events that has led us to this point. Through this, he elaborates how an interplay of politics and economics has produced many recent and unexpected developments concerning NAFTA negotiations.

Dr. Sands currently serves as Director of the Center for Canadian Studies at Johns Hopkins University and is among the world’s leading non-Canadian authorities on Canada and our economic relationship with the US. In this conversation, his deep political, economic, legal, and historical expertise on NAFTA is conveyed in a clear and straightforward style. Whether or not you have closely followed this latest chapter in the life of Canada-US trade, there is no better way to engage this issue than this most recent episode of Pod Bless Canada.