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Oct. 1, 2018
For Immediate Release

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Canada has reached a new trade deal with the United States and Mexico to replace the NAFTA agreement. Wilfrid Laurier University has several experts available to comment on the impacts of this new agreement.

Patricia Goff, associate professor and chair of the Department of Political Science, is an expert on international trade governance, the politics of trade, multilateralism and cultural diplomacy. Contact: or 519.884.0710 x2588. 

Jörg Broschek, associate professor of political science and Canada Research Chair in Comparative Federalism and Multilevel Governance, is an expert in North American politics, federalism and the politics of market building, especially through internal and external trade policy. In particular, Broschek would be able to comment on how the trade deal will affect Canada’s provinces and territories. Contact:, 519.884.0710 x3995.

Barry Kay, associate professor of political science, is an expert on American politics, Canadian politics and public opinion. He has frequently commented on U.S. President Donald Trump and Canada-U.S. relations. Contact:, 519.884.0710 x3362 or 519.886.5668.

Kevin Spooner, associate professor in the departments of History and North American Studies, is an expert on Canadian foreign policy and Canadian identity. In particular, he would be able to provide historical context for the trade deal. Contact: or 519.884.0710 x2165.

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Media Contacts:

Kevin Crowley, Director

Communications and Public Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.884.0710 x3070


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