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



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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Witness list for House border security hearing on March 15

March 11, 2011
By Luiza Ch. Savage

Rep. Candice Miller is focused on border security. My interview with Miller after her last border hearing is here. From her press release:


Congresswoman Candice S. Miller Michigan’s 10th Congressional District

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman – Subcommittee on Border & Maritime Security House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

For Immediate Release March 11, 2011

Contact: Erin Sayago 202-226-4709

**Media Advisory**

Strengthening the Border – Finding the Right Mix of Personnel, Infrastructure and Technology

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congresswoman Candice Miller (MI-10), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, will hold a hearing on Tuesday, March 15th at 10:00am to examine the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) efforts to secure the border by using a combination of personnel, infrastructure, and technology. In particular, the hearing will examine the impact of DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano’s decision to cancel the Secure Border Initiative project and recompete the contract, the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems and the deployment of National Guard troops to secure the border.

The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, March 15th at 10:00am in 311 Cannon.

Live Web cast will begin at the start of the hearing.


• Michael J. Fisher, Chief, U.S. Border Patrol

• Mark Borkowski, Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

• Michael C. Kostelnik, Assistant Commissioner, Office of CBP Air & Marine, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

• Hugo Salazar, Major General, The Adjutant General Arizona National Guard • Richard M. Stana, Director, Homeland Security and Justice, Government Accountability Office

When: 10:00am, March 15th, 2011

Where: 311 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC

### Erin Sayago | Communications Director Office of U.S. Congresswoman Candice Miller (MI-10) Desk: 202-226-4709 | Cell: 202-257-1554



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