LINKS Aug. 5, 2011


UBC prof wants $750 exemption for same day visits to US [Vancouver Sun]

Man who shone torch at US border chopper gets 60 days in jail [The Province]

Case spotlights tensions between residents, border guards [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]


Air Canada, WestJet upbeat despite economy [Reuters]

Toyota RAV4 will be built in Canada []

US health care system less efficient: study [QMI]

Canadian jobless rate drops slightly [CP]

US unemployment dips [Washington Post]

Brace for the pain [Washington Post]

Economy stabilizes into a crisis [Washington Post]


Baird: World support lacking in action on Syria [CP]

Panetta warns against defense cuts [Washington Post]

Syria says it put down Hama revolt [NY Times]


Fake twitter accounts used to promote tar sands pipeline [The Guardian]

Series of Nebraska events draws attention to Keystone pipeline [AP]

NE government on Keystone pipeline: Talk to the feds [AP]

Scientific community urging Obama to shoot down pipeline [American Independent]

Clinton vows robust safety standards [The Hill]

Clinton: TransCanada to upgrade pipeline safety [AP]

Clinton gives no hint at Keystone decision [Reuters]

To truck or to pipeline natural gas across Canada? [Alaska Dispatch]

Many sides to Keystone debate [Canadian Business]

Oil sands pin hopes on innovation [Vancouver Sun]

North Dakotans describe Keystone spill [Lincoln Journal Star]

Unions confirm job cuts coming to Environment Canada [CTV]



LINKS August 3, 2011


North Africa, Middle East likely to top agenda during Baird’s trip to Washington [Globe and Mail]


FAA partial- shutdown continues while Congress squabbles [Washington Post]

Norton interview: Politics at US and Canada’s busiest border crossing []

Bridge Brouhaha [London Free Press]

Stricter customs rules rock Canadian boat owners [Niagara Falls Review]

Peace Bridge encourages biking on the bridge [WKBW - Buffalo]


Canadian man embroiled in case of US historical document theft [CP]


Drastic US spending cuts would hurt Canadian, American economies: Flaherty [Toronto Star]

Ugly jobs report expected [Politico]

Debt ceiling now permanent part of political arsenal [NY Times]

Chrysler, Ford pull in record Canadian July sales [CP]

Provinces want trade role outlined in writing [Embassy mag]

Canada’s royal Lincoln stays in US [Toronto Star]

Shoppers clog bridges as Canadian dollar soars [AP]

Loonie drives shoppers stateside – 25% increase [The Province - Vancouver]

FCC inks spectrum deals with Canada, Mexico [Global Telecoms Business]


Canadian Navy joins US Coast Guard in Arctic mission [CP]

UN Security Council condemns Syria [Washington Post]


Massive tar sands pipeline protest to hit White House this month []

Oil demand to increase, supply less certain [PR Newswire]

US scientists write Obama letter opposing Keystone XL [CP]

Federal judge dismisses enviro oil sands lawsuit [The Hill]

Letter: Fight Keystone XL [Columbus Telegram]

Looming deadlines heat up tar sands debate [Minneapolis Star Tribune]

US Chamber launches tar sands effort []

Oil sands critics target new concern – pipelines [Globe and Mail]

Steward: Canadian jobs lost down the pipeline [Toronto Star]

EPA questions Enbridge monitoring work [Michigan Messenger]

True alternative to our oil isn’t pretty [Edmonton Journal]

Editorial: the oil-diamond analogy [Globe and Mail]

Picking up the pace in Alberta’s oil sands [Edmonton Journal]

Imperial to park modules at the border [Calgary Herald]

Court tells Ottawa to revisit refusal of caribou plan [CP]

Tailings simplified: what the oil companies are doing [Edmonton Journal]

Suncor’s Libyan exit illustrates shifting attitudes [Vancouver Sun]

Oliver goes to Washington to sell oil pipeline [CNews]

Canada stumps in US for oil pipeline [UPI]


2011-04-13 The US-Canada Energy Relationship: Conference

March 29, 2011

The Canada Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars:

April 13 2011, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Event Details

Please Note: This event will be held at Fuqua School of Business and R. David Thomas Center at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina


Conference Registration
Geneen Auditorium, Fuqua School of Business
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Geneen Auditorium
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Stephen Kelly, Associate Director of the Center for Canadian Studies

Pete Lange, Duke Provost, Welcoming Remarks

David Jacobson, U.S. Ambassador to Canada
“The U.S.-Canada Energy Relationship”

Panel I: Meeting Energy Demand: The CEO’s Perspective
Geneen Auditorium
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m

The United States and Canada both possess immense energy resources, including vast new reserves of unconventional hydrocarbons. But exploiting them together poses special challenges and opportunities. This bi-national panel of energy executives from the oil sands, pipeline, hydroelectric and shale gas sectors will describes what their companies are doing to assure production while attending to environmental concerns.

David Biette, Director, Canada Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for International Scholars (moderator)

Thierry Vandal, President and CEO, Hydro-Québec

Patrick Daniel, President and CEO, Enbridge Inc.

Rick George, President and CEO, Suncor

John Crum, President – North America, Apache Corp.

Kirby Reading Room, Fuqua School of Business
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Welcome: Blair Sheppard, Dean of the Fuqua School of Business

Keynote Address: David Goldwyn, President of Goldwyn Global Strategies LLC, Former Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, U.S. State Department

David Goldwyn spent 18 months at the U.S. State Department leading U.S. energy diplomacy around the world. He visited the Canadian oil sands during his tenure, hosted an international meeting on shale gas governance, and is a recognized expert on energy security. He will explain how the U.S.-Canada energy relationship fits into the larger U.S. Government international energy picture, as well as shed some light on how the State Department approaches vital cross-border energy issues, such as the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

Panel II: Energy in Context: Balancing Environment & Security
Geneen Auditorium
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

This panel of energy think-tank, public policy, academic and NGO experts will put the U.S.-Canada energy relationship into a broader context, weighing energy security and environmental concerns, and describing new methods and policies that could help us to achieve both.

The Hon. Gordon Giffin, Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, former U.S. Ambassador to Canada

David Pumphrey, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program Center for Strategic and International Studies

Janet Peace, Vice President of Markets and Business Strategy, Pew Center on Global Climate Change

Amy Jaffe, Wallace S. Wilson Fellow in Energy Studies and Director of the Energy Forum at the Baker Institute, Rice University

Conference concludes
3:00 p.m.

The conference was organized by the Duke University Center for Canadian Studies and the Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, in collaboration with the Fuqua School of Business and the Sanford School of Public Policy, with the assistance of the Government of Canada/avec l’appui du gouvernement du Canada, the Canadian Consulate of Raleigh, and the Québec Delegation of Atlanta.

Please go to the Duke Enegy Conference website to register.


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