CABC BLOG

February 24, 2022
Ciena is a networking system, services, and software company driven by a relentless pursuit of network innovation. With more than 7,000 employees working in over 35 countries, Ciena delivers the next-generation solutions communications service providers require to build and evolve their networks. Canada is home to one-third of Ciena’s workforce and a vital part of the company’s research-and-development operations. Around 50 percent of Ciena’s R&D work takes place on its Ottawa campus and approximately 70 percent of the company’s patent filings since 2010 listed at least one Canadian inventor.  The company also maintains close ties with numerous Canadian higher-education institutes,…
In our previous blog, we talked about how long it took for Canada to negotiate and arrive at free trade agreements. This gave you a better understanding of how the Canada-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement can potentially progress. While there are different challenges to negotiating a Canada- ASEAN Free Trade Agreement, from a process point of view,  CABC Advocacy Chair Geoff Donald highlights the four most common issues. Difference in types of agreements – Canada and ASEAN are both highly active in negotiating and using free trade agreements but the types of agreements that they have signed are different. Chapters on…
As a continuation of our 3-part blog series about the free trade negotiation process, CABC Advocacy Chair Geoff Donald offers his insights about other free trade agreements that Canada has negotiated. This provides readers with a better understanding of the timeline of the trade negotiation process.  Canada has signed four other multilateral free trade agreements that can be comparable to a Canada-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement. The four agreements are Canada–European Free Trade Association Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA), Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), and the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement (CUSMA).  Of the four, CUSMA…
Job Summary The CABC is looking for an Events & Marketing Specialist to support its operations. The contract position is on a full-time basis and will last for one (1) year, with the possibility of extension.  As an Events & Marketing Specialist, you will be working closely with the CABC on the following areas and any ad hoc general support for other projects. Responsibilities  We are looking for a team-player and problem-solver who can work independently and with a strong sense of responsibility to support the CABC in the following areas:  1.) Marketing & Communications Support the creation and design…