As one of the United States’ strongest allies, Canada has historically worked to promote our common interests of democracy, free trade, environmental protection, and issues of national security. With the current US administration signaling that it may pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the future of US-Canada relations remains uncertain.

The Honourable Andrew Leslie, a long-time public servant in the Canadian government and a top ranking diplomat, will share his insight on the current state of the partnership between our two countries. His professional background in the military, private sector, academia, Parliament, and diplomatic corps will also provide context and expertise o the current state of affairs, as well as a global perspective.