LINKS April 13, 2012


Baird: Canada frustrated by ‘radical environmentalists’ control over Washington [Foreign Policy]

Baird and Clinton in Stanley Cup wager [CP]


Budget: More than 1,000 jobs cut at Canada Border Service Agency [Toronto Star]

Border staff cuts called direct attack on national security [Globe and Mail]

NS drug dogs getting pink slips in job cuts [CBC]

Lawsuit: US agents harassing Muslims at border [AP]


Air Canada issues alert as pilots call in sick in job action [CTV]

US trade deficit narrows more than forecast as imports drop [Bloomberg]

‘Frugality fatigue’ spurs Americans to spend [Bloomberg]

States’ revenues grow, easing budget woes [Washington Post]

Chinese growth slows [AP]


UN condemns North Korea rocket launch [Washington Post]

Baird calls Koreian missile test ‘reckless, provocative’ [CP]

First step in Iran nuclear talks is rebuilding trust [New York Times]

Protests follow cease-fire in Syria [New York Times]


Kinder Morgan to expand Canada pipeline to West Coast  [Houston Chronicle]

With $5 billion pipeline project, Canada looks to bypass US for Asia [Wall Street Journal]

Nebraska governor says he will sign Keystone XL bill [KETV - Omaha]

House GOP to tie pipeline to highway bill [Washington Times]

House hopes to revive Keystone XL fight in transportation bill [The Hill]

Yedlin: Reset time for natural gas as prices plummet [Calgary Herald]

Keystone hot topic in town hall [KETK TV - Jacksonville, Texas]



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LINKS April 22, 2012


GPS mishap lands immigrant smuggler at Canadian border [Fox]

Partners or Frenemies? Obama jeopardizes relations with Canada & Mexico [Examiner]

NAFTA partners boost trilateral relationship [Dissident Voice]

McGill student’s run-in with US border agents prompts lawsuit [CP]


Fed survey finds US economy growing, hiring steady [AP]

Texas lawmakers want US to include Mexico in TPP [Texas Tribune]

As Mexico booms, Canadian exporters benefit [Globe and Mail]

With trade talks pending, business calls on Ottawa to drop protectionist policies [Postmedia News]

Canada’s change in duty free rules to boost western NY [Democrat and Chronicle]

Target to test Wal-Mart’s mettle in Canada [Reuters]

Weight loss promise draws Americans to Canada [Toronto Star]

Cross-border options for cheaper tires [Globe and Mail]

Ottawa slashes hundreds of policy jobs [CP]

Canadians favor taxes to fight inequality: poll [AFP]


Afghans want to extend US security presence past 2014 [Washington Post]

Rhetoric heats up over F-35 plan [CTV]

Syria says it will meet UN deadline [AP]


Nebraska lawmakers approve Keystone XL pipeline bill [AP]

Price of natural gas hits decade low [Reuters]

Canada’s growing energy clout merits homegrown information agency [Financial Post]

Canadians seek cheap gas south of border [Sun Media]

BC, Ontario and Quebec lead Canada’s climate effort [Postmedia News]

Alberta, Sask singled out for lazy tack on climate change [Globe and Mail]

Politifact looks at Keystone XL jobs numbers []

Keystone XL takes center stage in Maine (?) []

New tech will make oil sands cleaner and richer [Financial Post]



2011-09-12 Canada/US Manufacturing Summit, ambassadors speak

August 30, 2011

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters will be hosting the inaugural Canada/U.S. Manufacturing Summit in Montreal no September 12th and 13thwhere the leaders of the BBWG and RCC will be providing updates on negotiations and engaging in a dialogue with participants over priorities for action. In addition, there will be a number of private sector speakers, high level government officials, including Canada’s Ambassador to the U.S., Gary Doer and the U.S. Ambassador to Canada, David Jacobson and the Honourable Ed Fast, Canada’s Minister of International Trade, all of whom are now confirmed. For a full agenda and speakers list for theSummit, please contact   or Mathew Wilson at 

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