In a Gowlings-sponsored report released today, Canada's top
business leaders, policy experts and academics are sending a clear
message: it's time for Canada to strengthen its relationships
with the world's emerging markets or risk being left
Winning in a Changing World: Canada & Emerging Markets, was
hand-delivered to Prime Minister Stephen Harper this morning during
a private meeting with the report's authors, which included
Gowlings strategic adviser and report co-chair Len Edwards. The
report will also be shared with opposition leaders, premiers and
"This report is an important wake-up call to governments
and businesses alike," said Edwards, who previously served as
Canada's deputy minister for Foreign Affairs and for
International Trade. "Gowlings' support for this timely
work reflects our appreciation of the challenges our clients face
in forging winning strategies in a hyper-competitive 21st century,
in which global wealth, opportunity and economic power are quickly
shifting to emerging markets."
Winning in a Changing World is the result of months of research
and roundtable discussions across Canada through the Norman
Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University.
The final report was guided by a national advisory council
featuring prominent members of Canada's business, policy and
academic communities, and was co-sponsored by SNC-Lavalin, Barrick
Gold Corporation, AGF, CGI, Enbridge, the Centre for International
Governance Innovation, CIBC and iPolitics.
The prospect of an internal investigation raises many thorny issues. This presentation will canvass some of the potential triggering events, and discuss how to structure an investigation, retain forensic assistance and manage the inevitable ethical issues that will arise.
From the boardroom to the shop floor, effective organizations recognize the value of having a diverse workplace. This presentation will explore effective strategies to promote diversity, defeat bias and encourage a broader community outlook.
Staying local but going global presents its challenges. Gowling WLG lawyers offer an international roundtable on doing business in the U.K., France, Germany, China and Russia. This three-hour session will videoconference in lawyers from around the world to discuss business and intellectual property hurdles.
While that agreement mandated export measures on Canadian softwood lumber exports destined for the United States, it also protected those lumber exports from the potential imposition of onerous import measures by the U.S.
On September 29, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its first tariff classification decision since Canada signed the International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System in 1998.
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