International impacts of Britain’s election – June 18, 2017

Perspective with Alison Smith

International impacts of Britain’s election – June 18, 2017

This week on Perspective with Alison Smith: International impacts of Britain’s election.

Alison speaks to Ryan Heath, Senior EU Correspondent at Politico, about what to expect at the outset of Brexit negotiations, which begin on Monday.

Matthew Goodwin, Professor of Politics and International Relations at University of Kent, discusses the aftermath and political uncertainty following the June 8 British election.

Malia Bouattia, President of the National Union of Students, talks about the increase in youth voter participation in the recent British election.

Andrew Smith, Senior Lecturer in International Business University of Liverpool, talks about what Brexit might mean for Britain’s trading relationship with Canada and other members of the Commonwealth.

Brian Kingston from the Business Council of Canada speaks about what the uncertainty surrounding the UK election results might mean for Canadian businesses investing in Britain.


Alison Smith

Alison Smith

Alison Smith is one of Canada’s best known and respected broadcast journalists. As an anchor and reporter for more than three decades, she was a senior award-winning member of the CBC News team. She has reported from every Canadian province and territory and across the globe.

She has hosted a wide range of network TV and radio news programs including The National, CBC News Morning and CBC Radio’s The World at Six. As a live news anchor, reporter and foreign correspondent, some of the stories she has covered include the September 11th attacks, the death of Princess Diana, elections in Israel, South Africa and Mexico and as Washington correspondent, she covered the historic election of US President Barack Obama.

She is a multiple Gemini nominee and has won international recognition for her work including a Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media, a Friendship Award from South African Women for Women, and was named a Woman of Achievement by Hadassah-WIZO Canada. She was educated at the University of British Columbia and Ryerson University. She is also the recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Okanagan University College (now UBC Okanagan).