The Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs at Carleton University hosts its 4th annual leadership forum in Ottawa, Ont. February 10, 2004.
In this session, a panel discussion is held on the subject of Canada’s relations with the United States.
Geoffrey Mitchinson, (the vice-president of public affairs at GlaxoSmithKline) discusses the need for Canada and the U.S. to establish a harmonized intellectual property policy, in which research is recognized, regulated, and accredited in both markets.
Michael Marzolini, the chair of the market research firm POLLARA, presents a public opinion poll gauging Canadians’ impressions of Americans. Polling topics include the Iraq war, U.S. foreign policy, campaign financing, trade polices, and the popularity of U.S. President George W. Bush.
Later, former deputy prime minister John Manley and Gordon Giffin (the former U.S. ambassador to Canada) discuss common myths surrounding Canada–U.S. relations.