Need an expert? The Beginning of the Biden Era: What it Means for Canada

Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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Members of the media may directly contact the following experts:


Emily Regan Wills (English and French)

Associate Professor, School of Political Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences

Roland Paris  (English and French)

Full Professor, Public and International Affairs, Faculty of Social Sciences

Phyllis Rippey (English only)

Associate Professor, School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences

Lotfi Ben Rejeb (English and French)
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Associate Professor, Department of History, Faculty of Arts

Professor Ben Rejeb's area of expertise is the history of the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries. He can answer questions about historical precedents or parallels.

Biden’s impact on the Canadian economy

Gordon Betcherman (English only)

Emeritus Professor, International Development and Global Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences

“Some things will not change – NAFTA2 remains the framework for the relationship and there is little to suggest that will change. China trade stance will probably be similar  and so will the ‘Buy American’ notion, in terms of procurement.

“Climate change will be a priority and the Keystone XL announcement reinforces that the new administration will not be good for the oil sector. Immigration policy will probably become more welcoming which could lessen our temporary advantage in attracting high-tech talent. We can expect more international cooperation and greater predictability, which may be the biggest factor for business.”

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