LINKS Feb. 25, 2011

Updated 9:45 am EST


NB Premier to meet governors in Washington [CP]


Travel deficit widens on US travel [QMI]


Not-at-par toll rates at Windsor-Detroit border crossings unfair, MPs say [Windsor Star]

Nasty tainted US chicken stopped at Canadian border [Cornwall Free News]

No to visas [WPTZ - NY]

Perimeter security deal raises privacy and sovereignty issues for Canadians: ex-envoy Wilson [CP]

Charging Canadians to fly to America [The Economist]

Western begins research on commercial border traffic [The Western Front]

Drummondville losing customs office, three others to have shortened hours [The Gazette]

Paying for the ‘privilege’ of visiting the US [Carman Valley Leader - Manitoba]


Report sensationalizes truckers cross-border HOS record? [Today's Trucking]


Bountiful, BC dads smuggled daughters, 12 into US to marry accused pedophile [Vancouver Sun]

Pre-teen girls were brought from Canada for marriage to Jeffs, court records allege [San Angelo Times - Texas]

Canadian charged with smuggling cocaine [The Boundary Sentinel - BC]

Victim relieved murder suspect in custody [CBC]



Star Wars coming back by stealth [Star Phoenix]

NORAD, Northern Command cutting 79 positions [AP]

Newfoundlander wins NORAD award [The Western Star]


Canadian family fights to move baby on life support into the US [CNN]


N. America would be hit by$125 oil, experts say [QMI]

US must build on its oil ties with Canada: AFL-CIO, API [Bellingham Herald]

Imperial Oil will shrink stranded megaloads for transport on interstates to Canada’s oil sands [The Oregonian]

Montanans stand up to the mega-loads [Grist]

NRDC report raises concerns about pipeline safety [Jacksonville Daily Progress]

Alberta offers US a safe haven in world of uncertain oil supply [National Post]

Bitumen new king of oilsands box [Calgary Herald]

In the oil patch, Alberta hopes to ride the next wave of prosperity [Globe and Mail]


Arctic security more than sovereignty []

Inuit leaders to draft resource guidelines [CBC]

Arctic open for biz, say Inuit [Toronto Sun]

Inuit leaders develop guidelines for future development of the Arctic [Globe and Mail]

Murkowski urges action to boost oil production [Deseret News - Utah]

Murkowski: ANWR drilling back on table [Alaska Public Radio]


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Americans are interested in Canada, sort of: poll

February 24, 2011
By Luiza Ch. Savage

A new poll released today by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press suggests that Americans’ interest in what goes on in the world is most focused on trouble spots in the Middle East and Asia, but that Americans are more interested in Canadian affairs than in what goes on in Europe.

The survey found that 55% express interest in news from Canada, while 84% have a favorable opinion of Canada. (Just a third (33%) say they are very or somewhat interested in what happens in France.)


People along the northern border of the U.S. take a stronger interest than most Americans in news out of Canada. Seven-in-ten (71%) of those living in states along the Canadian border say they are very or somewhat interested in news about what is happening in Canada. That drops to 51% for the rest of the nation.


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