LINKS Aug. 23, 2011


Michigan governor confident Detroit-Windsor bridge on track [AP]

Vermont targets rail service to Montreal within 3 years [Burlington Free Press]

US-Canada relations are friendly, healthy: letter [Watertown Daily Times]

Cops join in fugitive hunt [Windsor Star]

Mock disaster, explosion planned in preparedness test [Detroit Free Press]


Canada losing its ‘wiggle room’ if US economy goes sour again [Globe and Mail]

Higher Canadian prices irk J. Crew customers [Guelph Mercury]

Electronics sales nosedive in Canada [Financial Post]

Ontario shoppers escape pesticide ban in US [Toronto Sun]

Supercommittee talks have begun [Politico]

Sunstein: Washington is eliminating red tape [Wall Street Journal]

US recession: merely very bad, or catastrophic? [Troy Media]

IRS must do its own dirty work to collect massive tax penalties in Canada [Vancouver Sun]

Border won’t stop Big Brother IRS [Lad du Bonnet Leader]


North American caribou herds back from the brink [Anchorage Daily News]

Harper to mark Resolute crash on Arctic tour [CBC]

Canada escalates its Arctic presence [Wall Street Journal]


NATO bounces back in Libya but troubles remain [AP]

Hill: Libya redeemed NATO; now what? [CNN]

NATO’s Libya dillemma: you break it, you own it [The Independent]


Over 160 arrested in Keystone protests []

TransCanada responds to protests [Calgary Sun]

TransCanada addresses concerns in Kansas []

Dozens arrested at Keystone XL pipeline protest [Postmedia News]

Actress Margot Kidder to join protests []

More arrested at oil protests [CTV]

Keystone protests get testy [UPI]

Nebraskans arrested at pipeline protests [Lincoln Journal Star]

Pipeline foes arrested in DC [Omaha World-Herald]

Arrests follow Washington oil protests [Financial Times]

Tar sands and the carbon numbers [New York Times]

What tar sands mean for climate change [The Guardian]

Oil sands anxiety is overblown []

America’s love-hate with Canada’s oil [CBC]

Can protests stop the pipeline? [Triple Pundit]

If we’re going to protest something, protest coal [Time blog]

Canada under attack by environmental extremists [The Foundary, Heritage Foundation]



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]



2011-05-11 Northern border crime and terror networks

April 20, 2011

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

Northern Border Crime and Terror Networks: Fact or Fiction?

May 11 2011, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Event Details

How vulnerable is the Canada-U.S. border to crime and terrorism? Americans are concerned that terrorists might infiltrate from the North, and Canadians worry about the steady flow of illicit goods, weapons, money and illegal migrants coming from the United States. Despite the importance the of the Canada-U.S. border to the economies and security of both countries, there remains a dearth of data on cross-border criminal activity related to extremist crime. As a result, both governments have been forging border-integrity policy in the absence of systematic comparative cross-border data.

In an effort to inform a more evidence-based policy approach to Canada-U.S. border integrity, a team of U.S. and Canadian researchers has been collecting data on cross-border criminal activity, with surprising results on the nature and extent of cross-border criminal connections on both sides of the border. The findings bolster the argument in favor of shifting from joint enforcement to joint jurisdiction—a model similar to the way Canada and the United States have been collaborating on matters of national defense for decades.

Confirmed panelists for the event include Christian Leuprecht, associate professor, Royal Military College of Canada; Todd Hataley, fellow, Queen’s Centre for International and Defence Policy; and Kim Richard Nossal, director, Queen’s Centre for International and Defence Policy.

This program is co-sponsored with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)


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