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 Aug. 30, 2011


Don’t sell out sovereignty for border deal, Canadians tell Harper [Toronto Star]

Baird promises Canadian sovereignty ‘will not be compromised’ by border deal [National Post]

Canadian border guard tells lesbians to fill out separate forms []

Cross-border policing concerns some Canadians: report [CP]

Canada-US border talks raise privacy concerns [CBC]

Automakers applaud progress on perimeter security []

Calls for a freer border [Toronto Sun]


Target Canada hiring []

Canadian duty-free sales grow in July []

Eileen Fisher opens in Vancouver [Vancouver Sun]

Seeking scholarships south of the border [New Westminster News Leader]

Upcoming Harper-Obama talks last best hope to slow post-9/11 border chokehold [Toronto Star]

NAFTA surface trade up 11% in June []

Will Obama go bold on jobs plan? [Politico]


Exxon wins prized access to Arctic with Russia deal [NY Times]

Canada tries to force Russia out of Arctic [Pravda]


NATO may pressure Canada to stay on in Libya [Toronto Sun]

Canada looking at options to free up Libya assets: Official [Dow Jones]

NATO’s teachable moment [New York Times]

If we helped oust Gadhafi, then good on Canada [QMI]

Rebels set deadline for Gadhafi loyalists’ surrender [CTV]

Ambassador Gary Doer’s letter to editor on Keystone XL [New York Times]

Alberta energy minister to speak in NYC Friday [Calgary Herald]

Darryl Hannah arrested outside White House in oil sands protest [ABC News]

NASA scientist arrested at oil sands protest []

First Nations leaders join climate protests [CBC]

Greenpeace executive director arrested at White House []

TransCanada reaffirms environmental impact of project []

Obama still has green energy vote for 2012 [Daily Caller]

Pipeline or no, oil is not the future [Baltimore Sun]

McKibben: Coming together in central cell block [NPR]

Pipeline will carry more than just bitumen [Calgary Herald]

Oil sands costs on rise with oil prices [Calgary Herald]

Jefferson County blesses pipeline to bring oil from Canada to Texas [Beaumont Enterprise - Texas]

Alberta-Texas pipeline looking like a sure thing []

Critics unhappy with oil sands land-use plan [The Gazette - Montreal]

Samuelson: Say yes to Canadian oil sands [Washington Post]

Oil sands pipeline environmental fears are overdone [Financial Post]




LINKS April 7, 2011

April 7, 2011


Border talks on hold in event of US gov shutdown [Postmedia News]

Bridge plaza delays anger Canadians [Battle Creek Enquirer, Michigan]

Yankee laments border crossing closures [Toronto Sun]

N. American security perimeter should be an election issue []


StatsCan: Canada weaning itself off of US trade in 2010 [Postmedia News]

Soaring loonie has mixed blessings [Windsor Star]

High-flying dollar adds up to bad news for BC [Reuters & Vancouver Sun]

Pat Foran’s tips on cross-border shipping fees [CTV]


Canada adds personnel to Libya mission [Toronto Sun]

US said to consider arming Libyan rebels [Bloomberg]

Libyan rebels don’t really add up to an army [NY Times]

Leaders eerily silent on our two ongoing wars [Times Colonist]

Extent of Libyan involvement flying under the radar [Embassy mag]

Esquimalt may lose command of navy ships to Halifax [Postmedia News]

Gates tells Iraq troops budget fight could delay paychecks [NY Times]

Obama to remake national security team [Washington Post]


Oil sands questions need answers, Obama says [CBC]

Producers prepare for oil sands battle [Globe and Mail]

US Senator urges TransCanada probe [Globe and Mail]

Ignatieff cherry-picking which pipeline to support [Calgary Herald]

Oil sands lobbying without end, vows American Petroleum Institute [Tyee]

First megaload arrives at Montana refinery [Bloomberg Business Week]

Study: Ottawa not doing enough to prevent dangerous climate change [All Headline News]


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