Past Event

State, provincial, and federal relations in the era of the coronavirus

Zoom presentation


August 11, 2020, 11:00 am –
12:00 pm
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CSG East’s Canada-U.S. Relations Committee is presenting two Zoom panels as part of its virtual meetings this summer. While all are welcome to view the Zoom session, only committee appointees may vote on any business issues before the committee.

COVID-19 has affected state and provincial relations with their respective federal governments. In the United States, the federal government delegated much of the responsibility for managing the crisis to the states, which instituted their own public health measures, and which were forced to purchase their own personal protective equipment.

In Canada, where health is under the jurisdiction of the provinces, managing the crisis went fairly well, though some disagreements have arisen regarding conditions related to additional health care funding for the provinces.

Lee-Anne Goodman will lay out the broad strokes of the crisis with respect to federal and sub-federal relations and invite legislators from the Eastern region to discuss their experiences in their respective states and provinces.

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Guy Ouellette
Former Member of the National Assembly of Québec
Guy Ouellette was an independent member of Quebec’s National Assembly for the electoral district of Chomedey. He was first elected to the National Assembly in 2007 and was re-elected in 2008, 2012, 2014, and 2018, and served on numerous legislative
committees through the years. Ouellette worked for many years leading teams of narcotics investigators for the Sûreté du Québec, the provincial police force, attaining the rank of sergeant. He subsequently served as advisor to the head of the Sûreté’s criminal information collection service, and spent many years investigating organized crime, biker gangs, and street gangs. He has served as technical advisor for a television mini-series on the world of criminal bikers, and has written and spoken widely in Canada and the United States on the topic. Ouellette is a former chair of CSG East; he also served as co-chair of CSG East’s Canada-U.S. Relations Committee and as a member of its Executive Committee.
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Lee-Anne Goodman
Senior Director of Content, Provident Communications Inc., and Editor, The Conversation Canada
Lee-Anne Goodman is a veteran journalist and communications specialist who has worked in Washington, D.C., Ottawa, and Toronto covering everything from the political ascent of Barack Obama during her years as White House correspondent to the fatal 2014 shooting on
Canada’s Parliament Hill. She is the senior director of content for Provident Communications Inc. and also works editing politics and business copy for The Conversation Canada.
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Canada-U.S. Relations Committee Zoom meeting, Tuesday, August 11, 2020
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