As the keynote guest, former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney on June 4 will discuss the economy, trade and other issues central to Canadian containerized supply chains with JOC Executive Editor Mark Szakonyi. Canada’s 18th prime minister was reelected with a majority government four years later, becoming the first Canadian Prime Minister in 35 years to win successive majority governments and the first Conservative prime minister to do so in 100 years.
His government introduced bold new initiatives such as the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Canada-U.S. Acid Rain Treaty and the Canada-U.S. Arctic Cooperation Agreement. Prime Minister Mulroney's government also introduced a wave of privatizations, a low inflation policy, historic tax reform, extensive deregulation and expenditure reduction policies that continue to be the basis of Canada's impressive economic performance today.