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 22, 2011

July 22, 2011


US tourists were held in Canadian jail [UPI]

Canada says 30 immigrants suspected of war crimes [Wall Street Journal]

Border security satisfies Toews [London Free Press]

Ont. checking if US cash paid for attack on Liberals [CTV]

Canadian tour bus crashes in NY [QMI]


Premiers vow to expand markets in Pacific Rim [The Gazette - Montreal]

Canada-US retail price gaps begin to narrow [Financial Post]

Obama stresses need for more tax revenue [Washington Post]

US Senate rejects “Cut, Cap, Balance” [Politico]


NATO operation kills 50 militants in Afghanistan [AFP]

Anonymous still accessing, downloading NATO data []

Pentagon mulls NATO request for more US drones in Libya campaign [LA Times]


T. Boone Pickens – Koch feud tests Republican principles [Politico]

Quebec drives wedge into national energy plan [Globe and Mail]

Powerful oil sands group hires same Washington lobby firm as Alberta gov [Tyee]

Canada to monitor tar sands, eyes key US pipeline [Reuters]

Ottawa unveils oil sands monitoring plan [Postmedia News]

Canada readies new plan to monitor oil sands [Wall Street Journal]

Why oil sands monitoring is still a long way off [Globe and Mail]

Alberta, Ottawa not quite aligned on monitoring [Edmonton Journal]

Toothlessness of Alberta’s oil sands plan worries conservationists []

Casey-Lefkowitz: Why more oil sands crude doesn’t make sense [Globe and Mail]

China acquires Canadian oil sands producer [UPI]

“Irresponsible and unsustainable” []

Permitting for megaloads in Idaho, Montana lacked coordination [Spokesman-Review]

Tar sands: Environmental loss or economic gain? [Grand Junction Free Press - Colorado]

Canada: Energy superpower? [Al-Arabiya]

Letter: Upgrade here [Calgary Herald]

Groundwater at risk from oil sands: report [Calgary Herald]

Ontario premier irritates Western Canada [QMI]

Montana officials to fight ruling on megaloads [Great Falls Tribune]

Mining activity boosts tire demand [Calgary Herald]

Canadian delegation talks pipeline impacts in Washington [The Dominion]



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