What does a Biden administration mean for US-Canada relations?

Note these up-coming events from a fellow Canadian organization in the Bay Area.

Canadian Studies Announcements
In this issue:
  • Special event: What does a Biden administration mean for US-Canada relations?
  • In the news: PM Trudeau congratulates President-Elect Biden & VP-elect Harris
  • Virtual poppy campaign to support Canadian veterans
  • Affiliate event: Remembrance Day observances
  • Affiliate event: Travel tips for Canadians going to the US during the pandemic
Special Event Next Week
What the US Election Means for US-Canada Relations
November 17 | 12:30 p.m. | Online | RSVP here
After one of the most closely-contested elections in recent US history, Joe Biden has defeated incumbent president Trump to become the next President of the United States. What does a Biden administration mean for the future of US-Canada relations? Canadian Studies will host a special roundtable discussing the possible outcomes of a Biden presidency for bilateral relations and their impact on Canada.
Panelists will be Frédérick Gagnon, a professor of political science at the Université du Québec à Montréal and a past Fulbright Chair and Sproul Fellow in the Canadian Studies Program; and Christopher Sands, director of the Canada Institute at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. and a Canadian Studies board member. The discussion will be moderated by Canadian Studies director Irene Bloemraad.
An RSVP is required to attend this meeting. Please RSVP through Zoom here. If you have any questions, please email us at canada@berekeley.edu.
In the News
PM Trudeau Congratulates President-elect Biden & VP-elect Harris on Historic Election Win
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued an official statement Saturday congratulating Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their victory in last week’s election.
“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I congratulate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their election as the next President and Vice President of the United States of America.
“Canada and the United States enjoy an extraordinary relationship – one that is unique on the world stage. Our shared geography, common interests, deep personal connections, and strong economic ties make us close friends, partners, and allies. We will further build on this foundation as we continue to keep our people safe and healthy from the impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic, and work to advance peace and inclusion, economic prosperity, and climate action around the world.
“I look forward to working with President-elect Biden, Vice President-elect Harris, their administration, and the United States Congress as we tackle the world’s greatest challenges together.”
A Virtual Poppy Campaign to Support Canadian Veterans
Like much else, the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted this year’s Remembrance Day ceremonies and our ability to distribute the traditional red poppy that shows support for Canada’s veterans. However, the Royal Canadian Legion, US Branch 25 invites you to share your solidarity with Canadians throughout the Bay Area by joining in a virtual poppy campaign. Simply post a picture of yourself wearing a poppy to social media between now and November 11, using the hashtag #BayAreaPoppy. If you do not have a poppy, please visit the Royal Canadian Legion’s website to request one.
Upcoming Events
Affiliate Event: Virtual Remembrance Day Service
Nov. 11 | 10:45 a.m. | Online | RSVP here
Join US Branch #25 of the Royal Canadian Legion, along with their comrades from other branches in the International Western USA Zone, as they present a socially distanced, virtual Remembrance Day Service from Liberty Cemetery in Petaluma, Greenlawn Cemetery in Colma, and Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood Park.
External Event: Embassy Remembrance Day Ceremony
Nov. 11 | 7:35 a.m. PT (10:35 a.m. ET) | Online
The Embassy of Canada to the United States invites all to a virtual 2020 Remembrance Day Ceremony, held from the rotunda of the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. This nearly thirty-year-old tradition is organized by the Canadian Defence Liaison Staff, and will be streamed live on the Connect2Canada Facebook page.
Affiliate Event: What Canadians Need to Know About Traveling to the US During the Pandemic
Nov. 17 | 4:00 p.m. | Online | RSVP here
Since the Canada-US border closed to non-essential travel several months ago, the Digital Moose Lounge has held a number of community Q&A’s, helping to answer your questions and addressing your concerns about traveling back to Canada. But what if you or your family want to travel into the United States? What, if any, restrictions exist for Canadians wishing to travel south of the border?
Join leading experts in US immigration law to answer your questions during this one-hour Q&A. Panelists will be Ting Ni (Immipartner), Ron Matten (Matten Law), and David Brown (Brown Immigration Law). RSVP here to receive a meeting link.
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308
Canadian Studies Program | Univ. of California, Berkeley, 213 Moses Hall #2308, Berkeley, CA 94720

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