LINKS April 20, 2011


Remove labour mobility barriers in North America, say groups [Canadian HR Reporter]

Woman hoping to regain baby wins one battle [Ottawa Citizen]

Bill Ayers again excluded from Canada [Inside Higher Ed]


Gary Mar’s favourite places in Washington, DC [Calgary Herald]

Why PJ Crowley went rogue [Politico]


Stabenow seeks big hikes in fees on Canadian trash [Detroit Free Press]

The pros and cons of buying a car in the US [Metro News]

Canada reviews expiring dumping duties on hot-rolled steel []

Canada Wheat Board v US []


US is losing a savvy leader in Afghan war effort [Washington Post]

Canadian trainers expected to land in three Afghan cities: envoy [Embassy mag]

Libya says Gaddafi’s role negotiable [Washington Post]

Officials: US to give Libyan rebels non-lethal aid [AP]

France and Italy will also send advisers to Libya rebels [NY Times]




Wilkins: Obama not slick on Canadian oil sands [QMI]

Keystone XL pipeline eminent domain lawsuits filed in South Dakota rise to nearly a dozen [AP]

Landowners, TransCanada clash over pipeline work [Billings Gazette - Montana]

Land lawsuits rise for pipeline [Argus Leader - Sioux Falls, SD]

Weaning ourselves off of  oil sands with sustainable transportation [Minnesota Daily]

Critics: State Dept’s latest oil pipeline review ‘superficial’ [Solve Climate News]

Image of oil-covered bird in Liberal campaign ad renews battle over oil sands growth [Calgary Herald]

President blocking oil pipeline [Post-Journal - Jamestown, NY]

Liepert: Athabasca plan is based on consultation [Calgary Herald]

Leaders’ knowledge dominates oil sands dialogue: report [Fort McMurray Today]


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LINKS April 19, 2011


Border delays cost Canada $30 billion a year [Globe and Mail]

Border delay prompts 911 call [Chilliwack Progress - BC]

Mich. official big on new bridge — ‘I do believe it will happen,’ says Lt. Gov [Windsor Star]

Sen. Schumer to border patrol: delays in Canadian trains hurting upstate business [Empire State News - NY]

Schlafly: Moving toward a North American Union [The Moral Liberal]


He’s done working for Obama. Now he may challenge him for the presidency. [NY Times]


Beating the cross-border tax rap []

The two economic strikes working against Canada [The Gazette - Montreal]

Canada and US similar on debt, but only one faces credit rating warning [CP]

Geithner tries to reassure investors on US credit [NY Times]

What’s the debt ceiling? And why is everyone in Washington  talking about it? [Washington Post]

If you’re considering doing business in Canada, pay attention to taxes [Maine Biz]


Americans pick up on some of the quirks of the Canadian election campaign [Canada Politics]


Talks on US presence in Afghanistan after pullout unnerve region [NY Times]

Taliban targets defense ministry, 2 killed in suicide attack [Washington Post]

Libya vows to fight any foreign troops on its soil, rebuffs EU proposal [Washington Post]


New roadblock for Imperial [Calgary Herald]

New tar sands land use plan is mainly a PR ploy []

Montana judge allows Exxon test module to proceed, stops construction of big rig turnouts [Billings Gazette]

Judge stops construction of big rig turnouts in Montana [Missoulian]

Roadblocks stymie massive oil sands load [CBC]

The Court and global warming [NY Times]

May tells Albertans: You’re greener than you think [Edmonton Journal]

Welcome to the era of ‘extreme energy‘ [CNN]

Alberta’s oil ‘matriarch’ takes trouble in stride [CNN]

RBS oil sands investments ‘not sound’, say greens [The Guardian - UK]

Letter: Pipeline will help cause of energy security [Gainesville Sun - FL]

Canada must defend oil brand [Winnipeg Free Press]


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LINKS April 11, 2011

April 11, 2011
By Luiza Ch. Savage


Missing children found near Canadian border [FOX4CK - Kansas]

Customs catches Canadian living illegally in the US for 11 years []

New evidence found in Spokane MLK bomb attempt [KTVB - Idaho]

Grimsby man faces child pornography charges [680 News]


What to watch for in Carney’s monetary policy report [Globe and Mail]

Rising loonie great for travellers, hard on businesses [CP]


Washington State gets unused Ohio and Wisconsin high-speed rail funding []


Canada-led Afghan sweep nets weapons, explosives, drugs [Postmedia News]

Route Hyena a Canadian-built ‘dagger through the heart of the Taliban’ [Postmedia News]

NATO bombs Gaddafi forces attacking key rebel town [Reuters]

Afghan military still has lots to learn on long-term planning, Canadians say [CP]

Canadian navy has wrong torpedoes for subs [Toronto Star]


Alberta premier urges Obama to visit oil sands [Postmedia News]

Oil sands visit unlikely: former envoy [Postmedia News]

Intemperate talk to US president [Edmonton Journal]

Debate stirs over first major US tar sands mine [AP]

Tory conservation plan produces shock and outrage throughout the patch [Edmonton Journal]

Levant: Premier shells Alberta economy [QMI]

Knight: Rhetoric shouldn’t be confused with facts on land-use plan [Calgary Sun]

Little election fever in Fort Mac [Edmonton Journal]

Dirty energy’s dirty needs []

Letter: Let US take its own risks [Edmonton Journal]

Politics has no place in Keystone review [Calgary Herald]



Prime Minister nudging Canada to the right [AP]

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