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 July 12, 2011

July 12, 2011


Tight privacy rules urged for perimeter deal [CP]

Canada, US slow to re-imagine border [Calgary Herald]

Texas murder suspect caught at Canadian border [Austin American Statesman]

Canada’s compromise lifts all boats [Watertown Daily Times]

Revised Canadians “checking in” rules for St. Lawrence []

Americans boycotting Canada after incident [QMI]

Judge questions search of confiscated laptop [AP]

Iroquois passport seized at border, human rights complaint filed [Ottawa Citizen]


New England governors and Eastern premiers confer on regional issues [WAMC]

Vermont governor phones from conference in Canada [Burlington Free Press]


Streamlining cross-border trade critical to US rebound: envoy [Postmedia News]

Cut barriers, boost trade [Telegraph Journal - NB]

US trade deficit hit highest level in 31 months as oil imports surge [AP]

Congress hears outcry from business on deficit, debt ceiling [Washington Post]

Hiring boom ahead, Bank of Canada predicts [Financial Post]

Canadian firm signs major construction deal [Globe and Mail]

Canada not immune to world economic problems [Toronto Sun]


With blunt, salty talk, Panetta era begins [NY Times]

Half brother of Afghan president killed in Kandahar [NY Times]

Agreement clears way for Canadian military presence in Kuwait [Postmedia News]

Pakistan may withdraw border troops [Washington Post]

Clinton: Don’t slash foreign affairs budget [Washington Post]


Clock ticking for hydro deals, Canada told [CP]

Environmental groups say oil sands could hurt endangered whooping crane [Postmedia News]

Western states could out-produce what US now imports from Saudi Arabia and others [Washington Examiner]

Calgary conference to examine controversial pipeline [PR Newswire]

TransCanada plays down Keystone XL risks, study says [NY Times]

Why a national energy strategy makes sense [Globe and Mail]

Solar power to power oil sands? []

Off-duty cops will protect megaloads [Lewiston Tribune]

Foes in Idaho appeal ruling on Exxon permits [AP]

Smith: Canada can provide US reliable oil supplies [News-Leader - Springfield, Missouri]

New Montana pipeline safety depends on Schweitzer [Billings Gazette]

Tory rival Redford criticizes Mar over energy policy [Calgary Herald]

TransCanada defends Keystone pipeline [UPI]

Why the no no no chorus has it wrong on oil [Foreign Policy]



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