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 14, 2011

July 14, 2011


Border security bill would allow DHS to bypass dozens of environmental laws in Maine [Bangor Daily News]

Times coverage forced Canada to back down [Watertown Daily Times]

Woman outraged Aboriginal passport was rejected [Standard Freeholder - Cornwall]

Drunken detour into Canada costly for American [Brandon Sun]


Kingston mayor wants continued relations with Watertown [Watertown Daily Times]

Sorry state of Montreal’s Champlain bridge to become an international issue: Rae [CP]


Ford Canada eyes plant upgrade [Financial Post]

Canadian stars, series rack up Emmy nomination [CP]

Global and ABC renew Canadian series “Rookie Blue” []

Who makes a better bagel? An international showdown []

Cross-border savvy needed when buying in US [Calgary Herald]

Obama wants debt deal by Friday [Politico]

What happened between Cantor and Obama? [NY Times]


Pentagon suffered major cyber attack [Washington Post]

Canada mulling Arctic military bases [UPI]

Canadian troops getting results in Libya: MacKay [CBC]

US, Allies confident optimistic Gadhafi’s days are numbers [NPR]


Boone Pickens plans NAFTA challenge against Canada on green power law [Reuters]

The risks of the Keystone XL pipeline [Los Angeles Times]

Pipeline protesters demand Montana governor oppose oil [AP]

Helena protesters garner attention but little support [KRTV - Montana]

Pipeline study begs attention [Topeka Capital-Journal]

How the toxic tar sands industry fuels the ubiquitous aluminum can []

What Obama can do to save the planet – reject Canada’s pipeline [Salon]

Americans Against Big Oil Ripoffs launches anti-Keystone campaign in Illinois [PRNewswire]

Signs point to approval of oil sands pipeline []

A climate-killing pipeline may make North America the new Middle East []

Water too precious to risk [ - Kearney, Nebraska]

Idaho officials clear two megaloads [AP]

“Anonymous” hackers target tar sands companies []

TransCanada confident of Keystone approval [Petroleum Economist]

Oil and gas firms wine and dine ministers [Postmedia News]



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