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 Aug. 23, 2011

August 23, 2011


Michigan governor confident Detroit-Windsor bridge on track [AP]

Vermont targets rail service to Montreal within 3 years [Burlington Free Press]

US-Canada relations are friendly, healthy: letter [Watertown Daily Times]

Cops join in fugitive hunt [Windsor Star]

Mock disaster, explosion planned in preparedness test [Detroit Free Press]


Canada losing its ‘wiggle room’ if US economy goes sour again [Globe and Mail]

Higher Canadian prices irk J. Crew customers [Guelph Mercury]

Electronics sales nosedive in Canada [Financial Post]

Ontario shoppers escape pesticide ban in US [Toronto Sun]

Supercommittee talks have begun [Politico]

Sunstein: Washington is eliminating red tape [Wall Street Journal]

US recession: merely very bad, or catastrophic? [Troy Media]

IRS must do its own dirty work to collect massive tax penalties in Canada [Vancouver Sun]

Border won’t stop Big Brother IRS [Lad du Bonnet Leader]


North American caribou herds back from the brink [Anchorage Daily News]

Harper to mark Resolute crash on Arctic tour [CBC]

Canada escalates its Arctic presence [Wall Street Journal]


NATO bounces back in Libya but troubles remain [AP]

Hill: Libya redeemed NATO; now what? [CNN]

NATO’s Libya dillemma: you break it, you own it [The Independent]


Over 160 arrested in Keystone protests []

TransCanada responds to protests [Calgary Sun]

TransCanada addresses concerns in Kansas []

Dozens arrested at Keystone XL pipeline protest [Postmedia News]

Actress Margot Kidder to join protests []

More arrested at oil protests [CTV]

Keystone protests get testy [UPI]

Nebraskans arrested at pipeline protests [Lincoln Journal Star]

Pipeline foes arrested in DC [Omaha World-Herald]

Arrests follow Washington oil protests [Financial Times]

Tar sands and the carbon numbers [New York Times]

What tar sands mean for climate change [The Guardian]

Oil sands anxiety is overblown []

America’s love-hate with Canada’s oil [CBC]

Can protests stop the pipeline? [Triple Pundit]

If we’re going to protest something, protest coal [Time blog]

Canada under attack by environmental extremists [The Foundary, Heritage Foundation]



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