Super Team

Navigating International Trade Agreements and Buy-Local Policies in Canada

This online workshop, which took place on March 4, 2013, explored the national purchasing landscape as it is set by trade agreements like NAFTA, the Agreement on Internal Trade, and considered how it could be affected by un-ratified but pending agreements such as CETA. A panel of first class procurement innovators from across the country also discussed creative ways they have found to use their purchasing power in case studies from British Columbia, Ontario, and Nova Scotia, which reveal how they were able to navigate the legal landscape to implement their progressive purchasing goals. Disscussion and questions for the presenters occurred at the end of the webinar.

The following panel of procurement professionals, sustainability practitioners, lawyers, and legal students shared their insights:

  • Victoria Wakefield, Purchasing Manager Student Housing & Hospitality Services (University of British Columbia)
  • Lynda Rankin, Manager of Sustainable Procurement Integration, Nova Scotia Economic and Rural Development, Procurement Services
  • Brendan Wylie-Toal, Program and Research Manager, My Sustainable Canada
  • Sarah Elwood, J.D. Candidate (University of Victoria)
  • Patrick Dyke, Article Student at Gilbert's LLP
  • Sara Zborovski, Partner at Gilbert's LLP

The panel was facilitated by My Sustainable Canada's Project & Workshop Manager and unofficial trade agreement watcher, Hayley Lapalme.


For $10 CAD you can access a password-protected video (audio and video recording) of the webinar. You will also receive a PDF copy of the slide deck.