About the Event
Our Explore Public Policy Issues seminars are back! These post-secondary student seminars are a perfect networking opportunity for students interested in economics, political science, business and public policy, though students of all backgrounds are welcome. Come join us as we return to Calgary for a day full of informative presentations from top scholars, a lively Q&A and peer-to-peer discussion. A light breakfast and lunch are provided alongside complimentary beverages. Please arrive before 10:00am MT to check-in. Registration is free for students.
A limited number of free parking will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis in the Indigo lot shared with the Delta. Parking attendants will be available from 9am – 10am to help, but seminar participants will need to indicate they are attending the Fraser Institute’s seminar. Those arriving after 10am will be required to pay for parking at regular rates.
Speakers & Instructors
Canada’s Business Investment Crisis
Canada is struggling with anemic economic growth, and the OECD predicts we will be the worst performing advanced economy for the next forty years. Join us for a look at a key component of Canada’s growth problem: weak business investment. We will discuss how we got here, and how we can turn things around.close
Is Canada Subsidizing Fossil Fuels?
Some have suggested that governments in Canada are subsidizing the production of fossil fuels. Are these claims warranted? Are energy subsidies in the United States significant in a Canadian context? Mr. Fox discusses these claims and reviews recent trends in energy production in Canada.close
Is Canadian Trade Too Dependent on the U.S.?
Canada’s trading relationships are evolving, and there are potentially large risks and opportunities ahead. How should we think about our trade with different countries and what are policy options for the federal government? Is Canada too dependent on the U.S.? To help answer these important questions, Dr. Tombe will present the latest data and analysis, which suggests liberalizing trade as broadly as possible is ideal. This can be demonstrated by improving trade relations with India, expanding the TPP, and getting serious about our trade relationship with the UK. But at the end of the day, the U.S. will always be our most valuable partner.close