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Reflections on the 2020 US Presidential Election
Reflections on the 2020 US Presidential Election

Tue, Nov 10


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Reflections on the 2020 US Presidential Election

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Nov 10, 2020, 7:00 p.m. MST

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Join us for a panelist discussion on the American presidential election and potential implications for Alberta, Canada and Canada-US relations.


Dr. Judy Garber, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Alberta

Judy is Associate Professor and Associate Chair (Undergraduate) of Political Science at the University of Alberta. She grew up in Ohio, did her PhD in Maryland, and taught in New York before arriving in Edmonton in 1990. Judy’s areas of interest and expertise are urban politics and planning, US domestic politics, and constitutional law – she was Executive Director of the

Centre for Constitutional Studies in the Faculty of Law at the U of A. She has worked for governments and NGOs, served on the boards of local social service non-profits, spoken and written publicly over a range of topics, and participated in election-night media coverage of both Alberta municipal and US national elections. Judy wishes people would stop reminding her that

she thought Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 presidential election.

Gary Mar, President and CEO, Canada West Foundation

Gary Mar was named President and CEO of the Foundation in April 2020. An accomplished and respected leader, Gary brings deep experience in government and business, and established expertise in CWF’s key policy areas in natural resources, trade and investment and human capital. Prior to joining the CWF, Gary served as President and CEO of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC), the national trade association representing the service, supply and manufacturing sectors within the upstream petroleum industry. Gary has broad experience in government having served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly in the Province of Alberta from 1993-2007. During his time as an elected official, Gary held several Cabinet portfolios – Community Development; Health and Wellness; Education; Environment; and International and Intergovernmental Relations. Gary then served as the Official Representative (Minister-Counselor) of the Province of Alberta at the Canadian Embassy in Washington D.C., from 2007 – 2011. He worked extensively with the Alberta energy sector on advocacy issues in Washington DC and many U.S. States. Gary next served as the Province of Alberta’s Representative in Asia from 2011 to 2015. He led the province’s strategic outreach efforts from his post in Hong Kong and worked with Alberta’s offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul, and Taipei. Following his government service, Gary was an independent consultant working for both Chinese and Canadian companies seeking assistance with trans Pacific trade and investment. In 2016, he cofounded Canadian Advantage Petroleum Corporation which has successfully purchased heavy oil in Alberta and sold it directly to refineries in China. Gary has been appointed as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Alberta School of Business in Marketing, Business Economics and Law beginning July 1, 2020. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne Business School and is a public speaker at energy related conferences. Gary completed a Law degree at the University of Alberta and practiced criminal, civil, corporate, commercial and real estate law in Calgary prior to entering politics.

Jason Markusoff, Alberta Correspondent, Maclean's magazine

Jason Markusoff is staff writer for Maclean's magazine, where he has covered politics, the environment and pretty much everything else since 2015. Before that, he spent more than a decade in newspapers, at the Calgary Herald and Edmonton Journal. His writing has won several national journalism prizes, including two National Magazine Awards and a Canadian Association of Journalists award. He’s regularly on radio and TV as an analyst, including on CBC's Power and Politics and the At Issue panel on The National. He can be found on Twitter far too often as @markusoff.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Tristan Sanregret is no longer able to join us.


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