The COVID-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented worldwide challenges, to the international economic and political order, but also to the European Union (EU). In the EU we often are ill-informed about policies elsewhere around the globe. This four-person panel, chaired by Renaud Dehousse, European University Institute, with presentations by Ailish Campbell, Ambassador of Canada to the European Union; Frédéric Mérand, University of Montreal; Kathy Brock, Queen’s University and Louis Pauly, University of Toronto, discusses COVID-19 policies in Canada -- a decentralised federal state, the second largest territory in the world, with different provincial health jurisdictions choosing their policies sometimes differently from one another. It also places the Canadian policy to COVID-19 in comparative perspective. This roundtable is specifically open to a wider audience of scholars, students and policy-makers who may attend this event virtually from around the globe.
The roundtable is part of a larger workshop on 'The COVID-19 Pandemic and the European Union' taking place on 9-10 December 2021.