Where is the deal?

Waiting for NAFTA Renewal - Presented by the Canadian Consul General

Hosted by the Marquette University Center for Applied Economics

Friday, September 6, 2019
7:30 AM – 9:15 AM
Wisconsin Club
900 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233


7:30 AM          Registration

8:00 AM          Program Begins/Breakfast Served

8:30 AM          “Where is the Deal?: Waiting for NAFTA Renewal” Presentation

9:15 AM          Estimated Event End Time

Advanced registration is required. Please complete the form below.

Dress is business casual and a plated breakfast will be served.

Canada and the United States enjoy the largest trading relationship in the world. In fact, Canada is Wisconsin’s #1 customer, selling more goods to your northern neighbor than to the next four largest foreign markets combined. Consul General John Cruickshank will speak to this dynamic relationship, the new Canada-US-Mexico trade agreement and the challenges to our mutual prosperity.


About the Speaker

Consul GeneralJohn Cruickshank serves as Canada’s Consul General in Chicago with accreditation to Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, northwest Indiana, and Kansas City Metro. Previously, Mr. Cruickshank enjoyed a distinguished career in newspapers and television in both Canada and the United States. He served as the Chairman of the Canadian Journalism Foundation and Co-Chair of Canadian Press Enterprises. He was Publisher of the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest newspaper, and President of Star Media Group from 2009 until 2016. He served as Publisher of CBC News from 2007 to 2008 where he was responsible for all English language television, radio and online news.

Before joining the CBC, he was Publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times and Chief Operating Officer of the Sun-Times Media Group from 2003 to 2007 as well as Vice President, Editorial, from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Cruickshank is also a former Managing Editor of The Globe and Mail and former Editor-in-Chief of The Vancouver Sun. He worked for The Montreal Gazette and started his journalism career with the Kingston Whig Standard. Born and raised in Toronto, Mr. Cruickshank is a graduate of Trinity College at the University of Toronto. He was honored with a Doctor of Sacred Letters from Trinity College in 2013.


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