LINKS Sept. 14, 2011


Detroit bridge owner gets Koch help [Bloomberg]

More secure passports coming next year [CP]

US federal prosecutors discuss northern border issues [WSJ]

Holder: Officers from US, Canada will work on cross-border investigations [AP]

Harper, Obama to give details of border security deal [Postmedia News]

Much good has come from tightened border security [Peace Arch News]


Ottawa says it will fight Buy American measures [Toronto Star]

US envoy says trade with Canada is top issue [AP]

Canadians anxious about Buy American provisions in Obama’s jobs bill [CP]

Geithner: Economy in an early stage of crisis [Real Clear Politics]

Obama declares ‘national emergency’ for jobs [Politico]

Strong Cdn dollar not only reason for shopping in US [CBC]

Weak job market has Canadians looking north [Postmedia News]

US media juggernaut still a threat to Canada [Troy Media News]

Cdn doctors still make dramatically less than US counterparts: study [National Post]


Doer says he won’t run for NDP leadership [Toronto Star]


Canada to extend Libya mission by 3 months [CTV]

Canadian companies will benefit from military intervention: Libyan official [Postmedia News]

NATO balks at Libya nation-building, policing [AP]


Oliver stumps for Keystone pipeline in California [CP]

Peter Lougheed opposes Keystone pipeline [CBC]

Yedlin: Lougheed comment sparks pipeline debate [Calgary Herald]

Oil patch steams ahead [Financial Post]

Tar-sands showdown [Wired]

10 reasons why the Keystone pipeline will be built [National Review]

Over 1,200 Keystone protesters arrested [Living on Earth]


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 June 7, 2011

June 6, 2011


CTA offers suggestions to streamline flow of goods between Canada, the US [Cdn Transportation and Logistics]

Perimeter negotiations on a short fuse [Ottawa Citizen]

Canada seeks more free trade, security zone with US [AFP]

Customs to lease port space, border patrol won’t [Peninsula Daily News - WA]


WikiLeaks reveals bitter Canada-US spat over water [CBC]

WikiLeaks: six ways US and Canada violated indigenous rights []


Florida Gov. Rick Scott on week-long trade mission to Canada [AP]

Piracy and Counterfeiting: the US government is very unhappy [OyeTimes]

More foreign air travelers, fewer US motorists visit Toronto [Globe and Mail]

Note to Obama: Canada is not the Cayman islands [Calgary Herald]

What’s the secret to Canada’s miracle economy? [CS Monitor]

May: Canada needs a comprehensive water policy now []


Steeper pullout is raised as option on Afghanistan [NY Times]

An anti-war Republican, no longer his party’s pariah [NY Times]

Canadian Forces complete final battlefield offensive in Afghanistan [Globe and Mail]

Military’s time in Afghanistan awash with blood and sacrifice [Postmedia News]

Yemen’s future after Saleh worries US officials [Washington Post]

NATO chief to push nations for more help on Libya [AP]

Why NATO’s air might lacks power [Politico]


US okays restart of Keystone pipeline to ship Canadian oil [Reuters]

Oil industry: response to leaks boosts case for pipeline [The Hill]

Confused thinking on Keystone XL [Council on Foreign Relations]

Another snag for Keystone XL pipeline []

Environmentalists pin hopes on Obama opposition to pipeline project [Globe and Mail]

Climatologist speaks out against Keystone XL [Huffington Post]

Letter: piping in some common sense [Lincoln Journal Star - Nebraska]

Tar sands pipeline could contaminate US agricultural water supply []


MacNeil to be honoured by Canadian journalists [CP]


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