April 2016

Canada and the United States: A Renewed Partnership

11:45am-1:30pm | Fairmont Royal York -Imperial Room- - 100 Front Street West, Toronto

Canadians and Americans are guided by the same core values. We share the goal of enhancing our shared prosperity, creating jobs, protecting the environment and promoting sustainable economic development.

With over twenty five years of free trade between our two countries, this deep bilateral friendship is successful because of unparalleled cooperation and enduring good will. Fresh from Prime Minister Trudeau’s official visit with President Obama, Ambassador MacNaughton shares the latest on the renewed, bilateral agenda.

Member price:
Individual seat: $89 +HST
Table (seats 10): $800 +HST

Regular price:
Individual seat: $110 +HST
Table (seats 10): $990 +HST

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Canada and the United States:  A Renewed Partnership

David MacNaughton

Canada's Ambassador to the U.S.

David MacNaughton

David MacNaughton presented his credentials as Canada’s Ambassador to the United States on March 3, 2016.

As a seasoned entrepreneur and political strategist, Mr. MacNaughton brings a unique set of skills and experiences to his new role as Ambassador.

In the 1980s, Mr. MacNaughton transformed the public affairs industry by building an organization that comprised government relations, public opinion research and public relations. After selling his business in 1989, Mr. MacNaughton became President of Canada’s largest government and public relations firm and subsequently North American President of the world’s largest public relations firm. From 1995 until 2003, Mr. MacNaughton was President of Strathshore Financial and was an advisor to one of Canada’s leading investment banks.

Mr. MacNaughton’s public sector experience includes work at both the federal and provincial levels, including as advisor to the Minister at the Departments of Transport, Industry and Foreign Affairs. He was principal secretary to the Premier of Ontario from 2003 to 2005 and the Chairman of StrategyCorp from 2005 until his appointment.

Active in community affairs, Mr. MacNaughton has served on the boards of the North York General Hospital, the Stratford Festival, the National Ski Academy, TV Ontario, the Toronto French School and the Toronto International Film Festival.

Mr. MacNaughton is married and has four daughters.

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