What the Heck Just Happened in Canada?

Event time: 
Friday, February 18, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Henry R. Luce Hall (LUCE ), 202 See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

The ongoing “Freedom Convoy” trucker protests have become an international news story and a challenging moment for Canadians. Many had previously thought Canada was immune to populist movements of this sort, but the nation now faces border blockades, mass public disturbance in Ottawa, and fervent antigovernmental sentiment, while still desperately trying to escape the pandemic.
To think deeper about the causes and consequences of these protests, the Committee on Canadian Studies will be hosting a panel discussion featuring:
Jean-Christophe Bédard-Rubin
Doctoral Candidate
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
Visiting Assistant in Research, Yale University
W. Andy Knight
Distinguished Professor
Political Science Dept, University of Alberta
Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Area Studies, Yale University
Kent McNeil
Emeritus Distinguished Research Professor
Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Area Studies, Yale University
Moderated by Brendan Shanahan, Center for the Study of Representative Institutions, Yale University

Due to campus COVID-19 restrictions only Yale ID holders will be permitted to attend in person. For those unable to join in person, the event will also be broadcast live online. Please register using the link below.