LINKS Feb. 18, 2011

Updated 3:44 pm EST


Congressmen urge ‘freight fee’ on Canadian imports to pay for US roads [Postmedia News]

Saskatchewan sees no lack of suitors [Financial Post]


Travel fees: Obama’s regressive idea [Windsor Star]

US entry fees on Canadians creates uproar [Economic Times]

Obama proposes fee for Canadian visitors in draft US budget [Fairport-East Rochester Post, NY]

Close to 200 people show up for Border Patrol meeting [Blaine, Washington]

Flight fee “ruffles feathers” north of the border [CP]

BC tourism minister weighs in on fee proposal [CKNW Victoria]

Canadians face new US border fee [Toronto Star]

Harper slams US travel fee, say not conducive to economic recovery [Postmedia News]

PM frowns on proposed US travel fee [Globe and Mail]


State Dept. reverses FOIA refusal on Keystone XL [Michigan Messenger]

Pipeline safety, corrosion issues take spotlight in Keystone XL debate [Reuters]

Pipeline opponents take fight to Austin [KYTX - Texas]

Labor, industry oppose bill aimed at mega-loads [Great Falls Tribune - Montana]

Tar sands apologists admit not reading pipeline safety report before slamming it []

Pipeline Safety Trust reports on transport risks of oils sands crude [Oil & Gas Journal]

The viability of Keystone XL [The energy collective]


Boston Globe mentions []

2011-02-09 Sen. John McCain keynotes event on free trade in the Americas

February 4, 2011
By Luiza Ch. Savage

The Americas Society/Society of the Americas launches the Winter edition of Americas Quarterly, focusing on free trade and market access.

National Press Club, Washington DC

529 14th Street, NW

Wed. Feb. 9, 2011

9:00 am to 11:00 am

Keynote Speaker:

  • Senator John McCain (R-AZ)


  • Ambassador John Negroponte, Chairman, Americas Society/Council of the Americas, former Deputy Secretary of State


  • Ed Gresser, Acting President and Director for Trade and Global Markets, Democratic Leadership Council
  • Christopher A. Padilla, former Under Secretary for International Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce and Vice President, Governmental Programs, IBM Corporation
  • William C. Lane, Director, Governmental Affairs, Caterpillar Inc.
  • Jeff Schott, Senior Fellow, Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Christopher Sabatini, Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly and Senior Director of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas
  • Eric Farnsworth, Vice President, Americas Society/Council of the Americas (Moderator)

This event will take place at the Murrow Room of the National Press Club (not the First Amendment Lounge). To register, please contact Jorge Merino at . For press inquiries, please contact Alex Andrews at  or Stephanie Akers at .

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