LINKS Sept. 14, 2011


Detroit bridge owner gets Koch help [Bloomberg]

More secure passports coming next year [CP]

US federal prosecutors discuss northern border issues [WSJ]

Holder: Officers from US, Canada will work on cross-border investigations [AP]

Harper, Obama to give details of border security deal [Postmedia News]

Much good has come from tightened border security [Peace Arch News]


Ottawa says it will fight Buy American measures [Toronto Star]

US envoy says trade with Canada is top issue [AP]

Canadians anxious about Buy American provisions in Obama’s jobs bill [CP]

Geithner: Economy in an early stage of crisis [Real Clear Politics]

Obama declares ‘national emergency’ for jobs [Politico]

Strong Cdn dollar not only reason for shopping in US [CBC]

Weak job market has Canadians looking north [Postmedia News]

US media juggernaut still a threat to Canada [Troy Media News]

Cdn doctors still make dramatically less than US counterparts: study [National Post]


Doer says he won’t run for NDP leadership [Toronto Star]


Canada to extend Libya mission by 3 months [CTV]

Canadian companies will benefit from military intervention: Libyan official [Postmedia News]

NATO balks at Libya nation-building, policing [AP]


Oliver stumps for Keystone pipeline in California [CP]

Peter Lougheed opposes Keystone pipeline [CBC]

Yedlin: Lougheed comment sparks pipeline debate [Calgary Herald]

Oil patch steams ahead [Financial Post]

Tar-sands showdown [Wired]

10 reasons why the Keystone pipeline will be built [National Review]

Over 1,200 Keystone protesters arrested [Living on Earth]


LINKS Sept. 7, 2011


Border agent says there’s nothing to do, money is being wasted [CNN]

Canada dropped $92-billion on security post-9/11 [Postmedia News]

Canadian trucker admits smuggling cocaine from US [AP]

Tragedy forged new reality [CP]

Schumer calls on Feds to move ahead with joint border crossing []

Hampson: 9/11 and the Remaking of Canada []

Robertson: The border: The bygone days of ‘pass friend’ [Embassy mag]

After 9/11, border patrol doubles, fewer tourists cross border, more criminals caught [Detroit Free Press]

More Canadian manufacturers encountering difficulty as they try to cross into the US [NB Business Journal]

Georgia man stays in jail after border child porn bust [Winnipeg Sun]


Flaherty wants probe into ‘irritating’ US-Canada price gaps [Postmedia News]

How Canadians get access to US-only deals [Globe and Mail]

Is the US ready for Little Mosque on the Prairie [BBC]

Canadian dealers get ‘carve out’ from US regulations [Financial Post]


Lt. Gen. Bouchard assesses NATO’s mission in Libya [NPR]

Plan would keep small force in Iraq past deadline [NY Times]


Sen. Johannes, second prominent Nebraska Republican opposes Keystone pipeline [Des Moines Register]

Study: Tar sands oil will reach US sans pipeline [Forbes]

Oil sands need US workers: Alberta minister [Bloomberg]

Dalai Lama joins Keystone pipeline opponents [Calgary Sun]

McKibben: What comes next for oil sands action []

Nobel Laureates urge Obama to reject pipeline [Huffington Post]

Canada minister ‘increasingly optimistic’ about Keystone approval [Dow Jones]

Cdn ambassador confident pipeline will be approved for jobs [Postmedia News]

Oil-funded study: more drilling would add 1.4 million jobs [Reuters]

Are Canadians growing apathetic about the oil sands? [Huffington Post]

Keystone XL benefactor to send oil overseas [Michigan Messenger]

Letter to Oprah Winfrey on ‘ethical oil’ ads []



LINKS March 25, 2011

March 25, 2011

Updated 11:56 am EST


Shoe retailer walks away from Canada: high brokerage fees, other border issues spur decision, says [Ottawa Citizen]

Some Muslims say they have been harassed at US-Canadian border [Fox - Detroit]

Harper should oppose tighter border restrictions: Mulroney [CP]

US builds surveillance facility to watch Ontario border [CP]

Canada bridge building nearly ready [Times Herald]

Selfridge unveils “gold standard” border protection facility [Daily Tribune - MI]

Border operations center unveiled at Selfridge base [Detroit News]

Canadian anti-terrorism agencies still not sharing intelligence: report [Postmedia News]

Border security: Should Canada oppose tighter border restrictions? [CBC]


Gary Doer: Deciphering rhetoric important [The Gazette - Montreal]

Canada boosts presence in Libya mission [Postmedia News]

Canada appealing to US concerns about jobs to sell oil sands: Gary Doer [CP]

Doer promotes oil sands benefits to US [Winnipeg Free Press]


Many Canadians looking to US for buying properties [Financial Post]


Canadian oil pipeline could create thousands of jobs in Illinois [Fox Chicago]

Alberta premier says he doesn’t know Koch brothers or who they are lobbying [CP]

New water quality monitoring system planned for Alberta oil sands [Edmonton Journal]

25 American mayors speak out against controversial oil sands pipeline [enews - Park Forest, IL]

Canada provides safe, reliable oil [Star Tribune - Minneapolis]

Labour shortage in oil patch current reality [Calgary Herald]

Liberals charge that Carson used think-tank resources to promote Tories [Postmedia News]

Oil sands to be blacklisted by EU? [Money]


Canadian general to take command of NATO Libya mission [CP]
Despite Security Council setback, Canada front-and-center on Libya [Postmedia News]

Canada boosts its presence in Libya mission [Postmedia News]

NATO moves toward command of Libya operations [Washington Post]

House GOP leader: Congress feels left out by Obama on Libya strikes [The Hill]

Administration to brief lawmakers on Libya [The Hill]

Allies split on goal and exit strategy of Libya mission [NY Times]


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