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Canadian man embroiled in case of US historical document theft [CP]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


2011-05-04 The Canadian election & Canada-US relations

April 1, 2011

From the Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center Scholars:

“Implications of the Canadian Federal Election on Canada-U.S. Relations”
Wednesday, May 4, 2011, 9:00a.m. – 11:00a.m.
The Harper government fell on Friday last week; elections have been set for Monday, May 2. The Canada Institute and Canadian American Business Council will co-host a discussion of the election results and what they mean for Canadian foreign policy, relations with the United States, and the federal political agenda. Watch the web site and Facebook for more information.

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