LINKS April 15, 2011


DHS outlines efforts to improve border security on public lands []

Celebrating 40 years of cross-border cooperation []

Will new Detroit River bridge be built next year? Subcommittee assumes no [Detroit Free Press]

US group against Canadian offer to help pay for new Windsor-Detroit bridge [Daily Brew]


Politicians advise retailers to close Canada-US price gap [Toronto Star]

Foreign money shuns Canada: Conference Board [CBC]

Strong loonie helps small business investment, report says [Toronto Star]

HuffPost expands its reach into Canada [Globe and Mail]

Live hog exports to US stabilizing [Commodities News Service Canada]

Parking lots at US malls filled with Canadian license plates [Postmedia News]


Canada mulls call for more jets for Libya campaign [Postmedia News]

At NATO summit, US resists calls for greater engagement in Libya [Washington Post]

NATO showing strain in approach to Libya [NY Times]

John McCain: Libya resolution language ‘nailed down’ [Politico]

Clinton predicts violent spring in Afghanistan [Washington Post]


State Dept. review affirms Keystone XL safety standards [Dow Jones]

US issues new report on Keystone XL [Reuters]

TransCanada’s Keystone XL clears hurdle [Globe and Mail]

New enviro report released on Keystone XL [Lincoln Journal Star - Nebraska]

Keystone XL enviro review misses the mark, again []

Canadian oil company could open first US oil sands project in Utah [Daily Brew]

Alberta’s premier says US not likely to find many other options to oilsands oil [CP]

TransCanada threatens to use eminent domain to secure rights to build Keystone XL pipeline[AP]

Energy security to prevail in US decision: Suncor [Reuters]

Suncor: Reliable oil supply key to US, Canada security [Fox Business]

Carbon pricing: comparing federal party platforms [Troy Media]

Colonel sees ‘positive momentum’ in Canada’s area of operations in Kandahar [CP]

Exxon ‘megaload’ shipment strikes power pole: cuts off electricity to Idaho residents []


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LINKS April 14, 2011


Rep. Miller urges more booths at Blue Water Bridge crossing [Times Herald - Port Huron, MI]

Kinder Surprise an unkind surprise at border [Calgary Herald]


Loonie hinders Canadian firms [WSJ]

High-flying loonie can’t hold rate-hike back [Globe and Mail]

Survey shows importance of Canadian visitor to northern NY economy []


Canadian jets fly nearly 100 mission in Libya [Postmedia News]

Opening of Afghan school a small but important victory [Postmedia News]

Pentagon says it has kept up some strikes on Libya [NY Times]

French, British leaders meet about West’s role in Libya [Washington Post]

NATO steps up airstrikes around besieged Libyan city of Misurata [Washington Post]


US government to review plans to develop oil shale, tar sands [Reuters]

No work in oil patch yet, but you’re hired [Globe and Mail]

Lawmaker: Canadian oil sands are important to America [Examiner - Independence, Missouri]

LINKS April 13, 2011

April 13, 2011
By Luiza Ch. Savage

Updated 3:03 pm EST


Windsor-Detroit Bridge bill headed to Michigan Senate [CBC]

Border traffic on the rebound [Windsor Star]

Refugee claimant left baby in US [Ottawa Citizen]

Security talks quietly held with US [CP]

Cross-border child porn probe leads to Albertan’s arrest [CP]

Man charged with parental kidnapping after trying to leave US [Kansas City Star]


Meeting today discusses NAFTA trade opportunities [Democrat and Chronicle - Rochester, NY]

Bank of Canada says economy growth to slow on strong dollar [Bloomberg]

BoC’s Carney urges Canadian exporters to diversify, invest [MNI]

Canadian companies slow on Americas pick-up [Embassy]

Reynolds: Free trade is not a ‘measly’ concept [Globe and Mail]

Canadians buy up US stocks [Edmonton Journal]


US workers eyed for oil sands [CP]

Over-sized Alberta oil load blamed for power outages in Idaho towns [Great Falls Tribune]

California expanding carbon-trading program to three Canadian provinces [LA Times]

More cooperation needed to track toxins [CP]

Elevated radiation levels detected in Canada [Globe and Mail]

US government to take fresh look at oil shale development in the West [Denver Post]

Ignatieff defends oil sands [Postmedia News]

US media divided on proposed Keystone XL pipeline [Postmedia News]

Oil sands spared criticism in debate [Calgary Herald]

Uproar over the Alberta oil sands [Edmonton Journal]

Letter: Premier should gag Liepert [Edmonton Journal]


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