Rewards and risks of greater Canadian Integration with the emerging nations of Brazil, Russia and South Africa



Ms. Tselane Mokuena – Consul General of the Republic of South Africa

Aurel Braun – Professor, International Relations, University of Toronto

John Kirton – Director – the G8 Research Group, University of Toronto


The effect of globalization such as the shift toward an integrated global economy and an increase in foreign direct investment has resulted in the economic ascendancy of various nations worldwide. With 85% of Canadian exports heading to the United States is it time for Canada to diversify? Would Canada stand to benefit from greater integration with these emerging leaders, or would greater integration pose a risk? Come engage with our panelists in a discussion about Canada and our trade policy with BRICS nations.


February 5th 2013, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Networking reception after the Q & A session


Ben McNally Books, 366 Bay Street


Registration required. RSVP requested by Monday, February 4th 2013


CIC Members: $15 Non Members: $25 CIC Student Members: Free Online:

Email: Tel: 416-590-0630


Member names or Student ID’s are required for discount pricing. Cancellations made after 5 pm on February 4th2013 will be charged for the event.