LINKS Aug. 23, 2011


Michigan governor confident Detroit-Windsor bridge on track [AP]

Vermont targets rail service to Montreal within 3 years [Burlington Free Press]

US-Canada relations are friendly, healthy: letter [Watertown Daily Times]

Cops join in fugitive hunt [Windsor Star]

Mock disaster, explosion planned in preparedness test [Detroit Free Press]


Canada losing its ‘wiggle room’ if US economy goes sour again [Globe and Mail]

Higher Canadian prices irk J. Crew customers [Guelph Mercury]

Electronics sales nosedive in Canada [Financial Post]

Ontario shoppers escape pesticide ban in US [Toronto Sun]

Supercommittee talks have begun [Politico]

Sunstein: Washington is eliminating red tape [Wall Street Journal]

US recession: merely very bad, or catastrophic? [Troy Media]

IRS must do its own dirty work to collect massive tax penalties in Canada [Vancouver Sun]

Border won’t stop Big Brother IRS [Lad du Bonnet Leader]


North American caribou herds back from the brink [Anchorage Daily News]

Harper to mark Resolute crash on Arctic tour [CBC]

Canada escalates its Arctic presence [Wall Street Journal]


NATO bounces back in Libya but troubles remain [AP]

Hill: Libya redeemed NATO; now what? [CNN]

NATO’s Libya dillemma: you break it, you own it [The Independent]


Over 160 arrested in Keystone protests []

TransCanada responds to protests [Calgary Sun]

TransCanada addresses concerns in Kansas []

Dozens arrested at Keystone XL pipeline protest [Postmedia News]

Actress Margot Kidder to join protests []

More arrested at oil protests [CTV]

Keystone protests get testy [UPI]

Nebraskans arrested at pipeline protests [Lincoln Journal Star]

Pipeline foes arrested in DC [Omaha World-Herald]

Arrests follow Washington oil protests [Financial Times]

Tar sands and the carbon numbers [New York Times]

What tar sands mean for climate change [The Guardian]

Oil sands anxiety is overblown []

America’s love-hate with Canada’s oil [CBC]

Can protests stop the pipeline? [Triple Pundit]

If we’re going to protest something, protest coal [Time blog]

Canada under attack by environmental extremists [The Foundary, Heritage Foundation]



LINKS Aug. 5, 2011


UBC prof wants $750 exemption for same day visits to US [Vancouver Sun]

Man who shone torch at US border chopper gets 60 days in jail [The Province]

Case spotlights tensions between residents, border guards [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]


Air Canada, WestJet upbeat despite economy [Reuters]

Toyota RAV4 will be built in Canada []

US health care system less efficient: study [QMI]

Canadian jobless rate drops slightly [CP]

US unemployment dips [Washington Post]

Brace for the pain [Washington Post]

Economy stabilizes into a crisis [Washington Post]


Baird: World support lacking in action on Syria [CP]

Panetta warns against defense cuts [Washington Post]

Syria says it put down Hama revolt [NY Times]


Fake twitter accounts used to promote tar sands pipeline [The Guardian]

Series of Nebraska events draws attention to Keystone pipeline [AP]

NE government on Keystone pipeline: Talk to the feds [AP]

Scientific community urging Obama to shoot down pipeline [American Independent]

Clinton vows robust safety standards [The Hill]

Clinton: TransCanada to upgrade pipeline safety [AP]

Clinton gives no hint at Keystone decision [Reuters]

To truck or to pipeline natural gas across Canada? [Alaska Dispatch]

Many sides to Keystone debate [Canadian Business]

Oil sands pin hopes on innovation [Vancouver Sun]

North Dakotans describe Keystone spill [Lincoln Journal Star]

Unions confirm job cuts coming to Environment Canada [CTV]



2011-03-18 Congressional trade leaders discuss agenda

February 7, 2011

Prominent Congressional Trade leaders share their perspectives at an annual overview of the Hill’s Trade Agenda organized by the trade forum, WITA.

This will be an OFF-THE-RECORD discussion of  prominent trade issues which Congress may address in the coming year.

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Amphitheater1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington DC

8:30 -10am

Details are here.

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