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CSPS Virtual Café Series: Canada and the New US Administration - What Can We Expect?


The fact that Canada and the US remain strong allies with a set of common interests is no surprise. However, it is also no secret that relations between the two countries have experienced tensions in recent years on key issues such as trade, multilateralism, and climate change. With a new White House administration and Congress set to take over, a question many public servants have is how much will the new policies differ and how will they impact Canada–US relations? The answer may not be as straightforward as you might believe.

Join us for a conversation with Maryscott (Scotty) Greenwood (Crestview Strategy Partner and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian–American Business Council), Sue Lagon (Non-Resident Senior Fellow, GAI at Georgetown University, and Historian at Jefferson Hotel DC), and Christopher Sands (Director of the Wilson Institute for Canadian History, McMaster University). They will discuss:

  • the impact of personalities, politics, and shifting geopolitical and economic landscapes on US policy positions;
  • the reasons why the new administration might not want to deviate from the path of the previous one on certain issues;
  • what Canada might do to foster a continued bond with the US while furthering its own strategic interests.

Learn more about the CSPS Virtual Café Series.


  • Maryscott (Scotty) Greenwood, Crestview Strategy Partner and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian–American Business Council
  • Sue Lagon, Non-Resident Senior Fellow, GAI at Georgetown University, and Historian, Jefferson Hotel DC
  • Christopher Sands, Director, Canada Institute at the Wilson Center, McMaster University


Taki Sarantakis, President, Canada School of Public Service



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