Canadian consul general to speak Nov. 8 at UT

November 6, 2012 | Events, UToday
By Samantha Watson

The United States and Canada share the longest border in the world as well as the largest two-way trading relationship.


On Thursday, Nov. 8, UT students, faculty, staff and the community will have the opportunity to learn about more than two centuries of diplomatic relations between the two countries when Canadian Consul General Roy Norton from Detroit gives a presentation titled “236 Years of Canada-USA Relations — in an Hour!”

The free, public presentation is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in Rocket Hall Room 1558.

Norton heads the Canadian Consulate General, which promotes Canadian interests such as trade, investment, the environment, culture and academic relations. He is based in Detroit and represents Canada in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.

Before serving as consul general, Norton served in the Canadian Embassy in Washington, with the Parliament of Canada, the government of Ontario, and as a consultant to the Canadian Departments of Foreign Affairs and Industry.

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