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. 25, 2011

August 25, 2011


DRIC will soon go ahead [Windsor Star]

Interview with Michigan governor on DRIC and border crossing politics []

A grand plan for the Great Lakes? [Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]

Seattle to Vancouver train remains a viable travel option [Vancouver Sun]

Ottawa to give failed refugees cash and a ticket home [Toronto Sun]

Windsor boasts startling dearth of violent deaths — in ‘startling contrast’ to Detroit [Postmedia News]

Highway project will ease congestion at US-Canadian border [Daily Commercial News]

Abbotsford police apprehend man fleeing US border patrol [The Province]


Canadians paying to protect industries that no longer exist in the country [Toronto Star]

Loonie’s up, but prices aren’t down, so we shop American [The Gazette]

Americans renounce citizenship over taxes [Winnipeg Free Press]

Americans in Canada may be unknowing tax evaders [CBC]

Buffet helps shore up wobbly Bank of America [New York Times]

AFL-CIO head: labor to ditch Democrats [Politico]

US may back mortgage refinance plan [New York Times]


Prime Minister Harper continues Arctic tour []

Asserting our Arctic sovereignty [Toronto Sun]

Harper announces $60million for Arctic health care [CBC]

Harper defends controversial Arctic mine [National Post]


Libyan rebels reportedly used tiny Canadian surveillance drone [New York Times]

Ottawa man shot dead storming Gaddhafi compound [QMI]

NATO helps in hunt for Gaddhafi [New York Times]

Rebels, allies implement plans to prevent anarchy in Libya [Washington Post]

Cheney says he urged Bush to bomb Syria in ’07 [New York Times]


Canada steps up lobbying for Keystone ahead of deadline [Wall Street Journal]

Choking the oil sands [Maclean's]

Enbridge touts support, others call it ‘hollow’ [Globe and Mail]

Gulf protesters against tar sands oil [Huffington Post]

Mitt Romney tweaks climate stance [Politico]

Clinton review of pipeline ignores risks, groups say [Bloomberg]

Pipeline protests planned for Ottawa [Postmedia News]

Margot Kidder arrested at White House protest [CBC]

Obama’s charm fades for some environmentalists [NewsMax]

CO2 from Canadian oil sands – higher, not horrifying []




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