LINKS April 20, 2011


Remove labour mobility barriers in North America, say groups [Canadian HR Reporter]

Woman hoping to regain baby wins one battle [Ottawa Citizen]

Bill Ayers again excluded from Canada [Inside Higher Ed]


Gary Mar’s favourite places in Washington, DC [Calgary Herald]

Why PJ Crowley went rogue [Politico]


Stabenow seeks big hikes in fees on Canadian trash [Detroit Free Press]

The pros and cons of buying a car in the US [Metro News]

Canada reviews expiring dumping duties on hot-rolled steel []

Canada Wheat Board v US []


US is losing a savvy leader in Afghan war effort [Washington Post]

Canadian trainers expected to land in three Afghan cities: envoy [Embassy mag]

Libya says Gaddafi’s role negotiable [Washington Post]

Officials: US to give Libyan rebels non-lethal aid [AP]

France and Italy will also send advisers to Libya rebels [NY Times]




Wilkins: Obama not slick on Canadian oil sands [QMI]

Keystone XL pipeline eminent domain lawsuits filed in South Dakota rise to nearly a dozen [AP]

Landowners, TransCanada clash over pipeline work [Billings Gazette - Montana]

Land lawsuits rise for pipeline [Argus Leader - Sioux Falls, SD]

Weaning ourselves off of  oil sands with sustainable transportation [Minnesota Daily]

Critics: State Dept’s latest oil pipeline review ‘superficial’ [Solve Climate News]

Image of oil-covered bird in Liberal campaign ad renews battle over oil sands growth [Calgary Herald]

President blocking oil pipeline [Post-Journal - Jamestown, NY]

Liepert: Athabasca plan is based on consultation [Calgary Herald]

Leaders’ knowledge dominates oil sands dialogue: report [Fort McMurray Today]


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LINKS April 19, 2011


Border delays cost Canada $30 billion a year [Globe and Mail]

Border delay prompts 911 call [Chilliwack Progress - BC]

Mich. official big on new bridge — ‘I do believe it will happen,’ says Lt. Gov [Windsor Star]

Sen. Schumer to border patrol: delays in Canadian trains hurting upstate business [Empire State News - NY]

Schlafly: Moving toward a North American Union [The Moral Liberal]


He’s done working for Obama. Now he may challenge him for the presidency. [NY Times]


Beating the cross-border tax rap []

The two economic strikes working against Canada [The Gazette - Montreal]

Canada and US similar on debt, but only one faces credit rating warning [CP]

Geithner tries to reassure investors on US credit [NY Times]

What’s the debt ceiling? And why is everyone in Washington  talking about it? [Washington Post]

If you’re considering doing business in Canada, pay attention to taxes [Maine Biz]


Americans pick up on some of the quirks of the Canadian election campaign [Canada Politics]


Talks on US presence in Afghanistan after pullout unnerve region [NY Times]

Taliban targets defense ministry, 2 killed in suicide attack [Washington Post]

Libya vows to fight any foreign troops on its soil, rebuffs EU proposal [Washington Post]


New roadblock for Imperial [Calgary Herald]

New tar sands land use plan is mainly a PR ploy []

Montana judge allows Exxon test module to proceed, stops construction of big rig turnouts [Billings Gazette]

Judge stops construction of big rig turnouts in Montana [Missoulian]

Roadblocks stymie massive oil sands load [CBC]

The Court and global warming [NY Times]

May tells Albertans: You’re greener than you think [Edmonton Journal]

Welcome to the era of ‘extreme energy‘ [CNN]

Alberta’s oil ‘matriarch’ takes trouble in stride [CNN]

RBS oil sands investments ‘not sound’, say greens [The Guardian - UK]

Letter: Pipeline will help cause of energy security [Gainesville Sun - FL]

Canada must defend oil brand [Winnipeg Free Press]


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2011-03-03 Frmr USTRs discuss US trade agenda

February 8, 2011
By Luiza Ch. Savage

Thursday, March 3, 2011
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
B1 – Conference Center
CSIS 1800 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20006

The 112th Congress and the Obama Administration will consider many issues including: the implementation of three pending free trade agreements; taking stock of the impasse in the Doha Round; and responding to changing patterns of trade influenced by a new generation of trade agreements concluded without the participation of the United States.

Panel will feature six former United States Trade Representatives:

The Honorable Charlene Barshefsky
Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr

The Honorable William E. Brock
CSIS Trustee

The Honorable Rob Portman
U.S. Senator [Invited]

The Honorable Susan Schwab
Strategic Advisor, Mayer Brown LLP

The Honorable Clayton Yeutter
Senior Advisor, Hogan Lovells LLP


Meredith Broadbent
William M. Scholl Chair in International Business, CSIS
RSVP required for admission.

Please RSVP (acceptances only) by e-mailing Umber Bawa at .

In the subject line, please include “RSVP for March 3 Event” if possible.

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