Canada 2020 Studio Series: NAFTA Goes Digital

As negotiators from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico debate and restructure a new deal for the 21st century, Canada 2020 will convene a discussion focused entirely on the digital side of NAFTA 2.0.

We invite you to join us in Canada 2020’s Studio on Wednesday, November 29th where we will address questions such as: What might the “digital chapter” of NAFTA include? How will Canada define success at the negotiation table? And is NAFTA even the best platform to capture the diversity of the digital economy?

Registration is free and open to the public.


When NAFTA was first ratified almost 25 years ago, the internet, eCommerce and the digital economy were barely in their infancy.

Today, information-technologies form the backbone of the global economy, and the pace (and make-up) of cross-border commerce and trade has increased exponentially. New trade agreements, then, look substantially different – and old ones need modernizing.

Panelists include:

  • Laura Dawson, Wilson Centre
  • Peter Clark, Grey, Clark, Shih & Associates
  • Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press
  • Ari Giovenco, Internet Association
  • More to be announced

Registration is free and open to the public. 

Featured Participants

  • Ari Giovenco
    Director, Trade & International Policy Internet Association Bio
  • Heather Scoffield
    Ottawa Bureau Chief, The Canadian Press Twitter
  • Laura Dawson
    Director, The Canada Institute @ The Wilson Centre Bio
  • Peter Clark
    Grey, Clark Shih & Associates Bio

VenueCanada 2020 Studio, 35 O'Connor Street, Suite 302, Ottawa, Ontario K1P5M4 CA