Renewing the U.S.-Canada partnership, what is New Hampshire’s role?
Consul general to discuss Canada-Granite State ties at World Affairs Consul event
Over the past two years, the global supply chain and relationships between nations have suffered, due to shutdowns, restrictions and other safety measures during the Covid-19 pandemic. This includes traditionally strong relationships, such as that of New Hampshire and Canada, which have a long history of economic, cultural and familial connections. A World Affairs Council of NH discussion, set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, will feature a conversation with Canadian Consul General to Boston Rodger Cuzner on the U.S.-Canada Partnership, particularly when it comes to New Hampshire, as the nation’s look to revitalize their relationship at a time when the world begins to move from pandemic to endemic.
The event will be held in-person and online
“For centuries, the cultures, economies and lives of people living in New Hampshire and eastern Canada have intermingled to the benefit of all,” said Tim Horgan, WACNH executive director. “As we move out of the pandemic, the critical work of revitalizing these connections begins now. The opportunity to hear from the Consul General is a first step towards aligning the needs of the region and getting on the same path toward economic growth.”
Canada is the second-largest trade market for New Hampshire businesses, with over $2 billion in cross-border trade activity. This does not include the major impact that tourism plays for both economies, as thousands of visitors cross the border each year. While many people had to adjust to the new realities of the pandemic, normal trips and economic relations will push the region forward once again.
Cuzner’s remarks will focus on the recent truckers’ protest in Ottawa, the current state of Canadian politics, energy, trade, tourism and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Following his remarks, there will be a moderated question-and-answer session.
For more information about in-person or online attendance, visit wacnh.org.