LINKS March 14, 2011


Public consultations to begin on proposed Cnaada-US border deal [Posmedia News]

Better border vital to business, ministers says [QMI]

Canadians asked for plan to improve border with US [CTV News]

Canadians asked to weigh in on border security [Toronto Sun]

Stranded in the US… While trying to get into the US [Grand Forks Herald]

Live carp smuggled into Canada [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

Big changes in store for two border crossings [Leader Post]

Schumer fights for border radar to combat drug smuggling [WCAX - NY]

A new border security program in place – fighting drugs from the north [Daily News Pulse]


Gary Mar has two new advantages as he prepares to enter Alberta Conservative leadership races []

State Department spokesman quits after criticizing WikiLeaks suspect’s treatment [Washington Post]

Clinton leaves for revolution tour focused on Libya, Egypt, Tunisia [Radio Free Europe]

Clinton urges reform in post-revolt Egypt, Tunisia [AP]

Slaughter: Fiddling while Libya burns [NY Times]

Arab League asks UN for no-fly zone over Libya [Washington Post]

UK and US hail Arab League call for no-fly zone over Libya [Irish Times]

Canada Center opens [AP]

Ivison: Stockwell Day deserves to be remembered [National Post]

Will Wisconsin’s chill on labour move north? [Globe and Mail]



Insights gained on cross-border visits [Buffalo News]

Company threatens to leave Canada over immigration headache [Toronto Sun]

Can-Am Days begin today [Myrtle Beach News]

‘Perfect storm’ for buying US real estates: realtor [Financial Post]

Erie gets a big boost from Up North []



Crude matters to Hollywood: James Cameron backs anti-oil sands documentary [Variety]

Work on Keystone XL oil pipeline infrastructure delayed [AP]

Pipeline power line delayed [Columbus Telegram]

Letter: Support Keystone XL pipeline [Lincoln Journal Star - Nebraska]

If gas prices go up further, blame Canada [Star Tribune]

US nuclear industry faces new uncertainty [NY Times]

Letter: find alternatives to the oil sands [Victoria Times Colonist]

Letter: Canadian oil means jobs, energy security for US []

Alberta appoints panel for carbon capture review [Calgary Herald]

How oil makes Canada four (or five) different countries [Toronto Star]

CAPP supports robust monitoring in oil sands region [CNW]



Canadian Afghan legacy unclear [QMI]

NATO ministers approve six Afghan regions for handover to Afghan []



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LINKS March 11, 2011




US-Canada unveil joint assessment to combat terrorism threats [BNO News]

US-Canada tourism partners examine border issues [AP]



Trade surplus points to stronger recovery [Globe and Mail]

Canada’s foreign trade returned to mediocrity in January [Journal of Commerce]

Attracting new visitors goal of two-day tourism conference [The Standard - St. Catherine's, Ont.]


Today is ‘Canada Day’ at North Dakota State Capitol [PR Newswire]


Winnipeg man faces drug conspiracy charges [CBC]


Idaho Rivers United files lawsuit over megaloads [KLEWTV Idaho]

Build on Oil Ties [Windsor Star]


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LINKS March 10, 2011

March 10, 2011
By Luiza Ch. Savage



Matty Maroun in billionaire’s row [Windsor Star]

Ambassador Bridge ratchets up fight [Windsor Star]

Muslim Americans question scrutiny at border [NPR]

NPR correspondent dons headscarf in sting to expose border guard bias []

US-Canadian border to get military grade radar [Watertown Daily Times - NY]

Renowned scientist, Vandana Shiva, held at Canadian border [Pacific Free Press]

Crossing the border: Life in the fast lane [Canadian Business]

One card to speed them [Edmonton Journal]

US citizen jailed for smuggling weapons into Canada [Vancouverite]

US plans military radar for Canadian border [AFP]


Alberta envoy to DC, Gary Mar, to run for Alberta’s top job [Global]

Gary Mar’s long hello [Edmonton Journal]

He’s returned without any baggage [AM 770 - Calgary]

Gary Doer honoured before US audience [CTV News]


VP Biden compares US trade with Canada, Russia [Canadian  Business]

Canadians take comedy seriously [Variety]

WA legislature stops Canadian sales tax exemption [Seattle Times]

Canadians could keep paying sales tax in Whatcom County [KGMI - WA]

Automation Alley supports Detroit Bridge crossing [Oakland Press]

Soaring loonie a boon for travelers [Financial Post]

Millions at stake in fight against Great Lakes carp invasion [Globe and Mail]

Sales of Asian carp threaten Great Lakes []


$160,000 returned to LA man targeted in Canadian lottery scam [MMD Newswire]


TransCanada agrees to extra safety steps for proposed pipeline expansion [WSJ]

Canadian pipeline boosted by turmoil, former ambassador says [Bloomberg]

Imperial Oil CEO: Expansion of pipeline from Canada vital to US [WSJ]

Hispanic Professionals urge Clinton permit pipeline now []

Barrett-Brown: What Senator Landrieu’s letter is missing []

Contaminated snow linked to oil sands operations [Fort McMurray Today]

Montana citizens temporarily block tar sands megaloads []

We want your bitumen, Gulf refiners tell Alberta [Petroleum Economist]

The dirt on cheap tar sands oil [Mercury News - Bay Area]

Oil sands leaking contaminants into Alberta watersheds [CP]

Barratt-Brown: Turmoil in the Middle East and tar sands: what’s really at stake []

The #1 reason America should be really nice to Canada right now [Examiner]

House committee delays bill that would impede Northern Pass [New Hampshire Union Leader]


Globalists behind financial chaos to create New World Order [Canada Free Press]


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