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John SutcliffePolitical science professor John Sutcliffe was a speaker at a recent conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

Political scientist brings Canadian perspective to US immigration and trade conference

The head of UWindsor’s political science department brought a Canadian perspective to a research conference held in Texas last week about North American trade and immigration.

John Sutcliffe was part of a panel discussion about migration, workforce, and the integration of labour markets. Drawing on the book he co-authored with Bill Anderson, director of UWindsor’s Cross-Border Institute, Dr. Sutcliffe compared immigration and migration policies in Canada with those of the United States.

The conference, entitled “Forging a New Path in North American Trade and Immigration,” was hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. About 200 industry and financial leaders, academics, and diplomats from Mexico and Canada attended.

Sutcliffe was the only Canadian invited to speak.

“It was a great honour to be invited to participate by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas,” Sutcliffe said. “The primary focus of the conference was on Mexico-US relations so it was good to be able to remind the audience that Canada has different policies and approaches and is also an important part of North America.”

—Sarah Sacheli