Lectures & Events

The Canada-US Regulatory Regime: Review, Reform, Recovery
Canada United States Law Institute
Co-sponsored by
University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law
APR 8, 2010
8:45 AM - 8:30 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
As the world emerges from the economic crisis, its two largest trading partners — Canada and the United States—strive for sustained economy recovery. President Obama and Prime Minister Harper recently observed that the road to recovery requires a thorough examination of the Canada-US regulatory environment. Indeed, Canada-US regulatory policies often are described as “ships passing in the night” or “a game of leap frog.” On the one hand, the two countries’ differing approaches to regulation in areas such as the financial sector can provide lessons for avoiding future crises and promoting stability. On the other hand, the countries’ regulatory differences can lead to competing, conflicting, and unnecessary processes that add costs to businesses, diminish economic competitiveness, and prevent job creation.

The Canada-US Law Institute (CUSLI) annual conference will explore the Canada-US regulatory environment and identify opportunities to eliminate costly regulatory burdens. The conference will examine a number of key sectors and areas — manufacturing & autos, energy, agriculture & food, intellectual property, and taxation — and couple these findings with CUSLI’s ongoing work regarding climate change, border security, and international trade policy. Ultimately, CUSLI will issue a report to the respective governments that will respond to the leaders’ call to identify areas that “reduce unnecessary regulatory differences . . . by building on previous efforts, developing focused priorities and a specific timeline.” (Joint Statement by North American Leaders, Guadalajara, August 2009).
Additional Information

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Economic Recovery in the Canada-U.S. Relationship

Friday, April 9, 2010
Panel I: Economic Impact of Canada-U.S. Regulatory Arrangements
Panel II: Achieving Canada-U.S. Economic Competitiveness
Panel III: Regulatory Issues in the Canada-U.S. Auto Sector
Panel IV: Food Safety in Canada and the U.S.
Panel V: IP Rights in the Canada-U.S. Relationship
Panel VI: Presentation of the Henry T. King, Jr. Award

Saturday, April 10, 2010
Panel I: Canada-U.S. Tax Regime
Panel II: Canada-U.S. Customs Transaction—The Invisible Border?
Panel III: Canada-U.S. Regulatory Regime as the Road to Recovery

Open to the public for a fee. CLE credit available for a fee to lawyers who attend.

Conference Registration does NOT include hotel accommodations. Local hotels: Inter-Continental Hotel & Conference Center, 216-707-4300 (within 1-mile) or Hampton Inn, 216-241-6600 (Downtown). There is no official hotel for the symposium, however, visitor information and other area hotel listings can be at www.cleveland.com/visit/.

Please note - Recording in any form is prohibited.

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