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 21, 2011

July 21, 2011


Stricter US rules prompt more scrutiny at Canadian border [CP]

Border issue a “significant” challenge for Whistler tourism []

Public Security minister visits bridge [Windsor Star]

Moroun attack ads target McGuinty [Windsor Star]

Are US opponents of Windsor bridge trying to influence Ontario election? [Globe and Mail]

Why did a stolen goat lead to a border ban? [Globe and Mail]

Influx of Americans caught bringing guns into BC [CTV]

Canadian border guards to Americans: Declare those weapons [CP]

BC border weapons seizure [The Province]

“Low risk” travelers smuggling at border [Niagara Gazette]

Canada testing software US will use to end “naked” airport scans [Calgary Herald]

Conflicting customs rules for boaters break treaty [Watertown Daily Times]


Canada-US relations: In praise of the ‘hidden wiring’ [Vancouver Sun]

US-Canada Northeast connections [Eurasia Review]


Economy tops agenda as premiers meet [Calgary Herald/Postmedia News]

Wall Street makes fallback plans in case of debt crisis [NY Times]

Obama looks for debt-deal endgame [Politico]

Carney is wise to be cautious on rates [The Gazette - Montreal]

TV’s CanCon conundrum [National Post]

Memo to America: employment standards different up North []

Many cash in on grocery deals south of the border [CTV]

Surge of Canadian deal-hunters boosts Bellingham [Vancouver Sun]

US industry watches Canadian vote on wheat board [Capital Press]


Pentagon braces for deep military spending cuts [Washington Post]

In southern Afghanistan, a modest transition [Washington Post]

France says Gaddafi can stay in Libya [NY Times]


House presses Clinton on Keystone XL [UPI]

US panel backs Canadian oil pipeline [AFP]

Ministers vows to boost Canada’s energy exports [Postmedia News]

East-West energy spat looms as premier gather [Calgary Herald]

Ontario refuses to call Alberta oil sands “sustainable and responsible” [Globe and Mail]

Ottawa to lay out plans for more oil sands scrutiny [Calgary Herald]

Bruce Carson’s fingerprints on National Energy Strategy [Tyee]

Analyst predicts Keystone approval [Calgary Herald]

Wrong pipeline, wrong assessment [NY Times]

US needs Canadian oil: study [Fort McMurray Today]

Energy minister visits Alberta oil sands [CBC]

Earth First wrong on Keystone project [Great Falls Tribune - Montana]

Landowners challenge Keystone pipeline [Huffington Post]

Keystone pipeline takes centre stage [Calgary Sun]

Dirty coal ducks its bad rep [Edmonton Journal]

Limiting Canadian oil will drive US to repressive regimes: report [Postmedia News]

Ruling creates hurdle for Imperial loads [Calgary Herald]

ExxonMobil looks for other routes for megaloads []



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