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 []



Today’s Links

LINKS June 7, 2011

June 7, 2011

BORDER Corrupt border guard helped BC drug ring smuggle cocaine: Crown Man tied to terror kingpin ordered deported The US nightmare, our bad dream Schumer chairs immigration hearing TRADE Cross-border trade event this Friday President Obama’s phony accounting on auto industry...

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LINKS June 7, 2011

June 6, 2011

BORDER CTA offers suggestions to streamline flow of goods between Canada, the US Perimeter negotiations on a short fuse Canada seeks more free trade, security zone with US Customs to lease port space, border patrol won’t DIPLOMACY WikiLeaks reveals bitter Canada-US spat...

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LINKS June 4, 2011

June 3, 2011

BORDER Michigan GOP governor battles party over bridge Snyder: New Detroit-Canada bridge needed Canada-US perimeter security deal crucial: diplomats Leaked cable lays out North American ‘integration’ strategy Canadian teen detained at Duluth after stowing away on freight train “They’re traded off like horses”...

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LINKS June 2, 2011

June 2, 2011

BORDER NDP slams ‘flawed’ border security consultations Border workers push for biometric screening in perimeter security plan with US Getting real about border security Rep. Dingell: New bridge will build jobs and business for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder: ‘It’s time to build the bridge’...

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LINKS May 30, 2011

May 30, 2011

DIPLOMACY G8 leaders omit mentions of 1967 borders because Canada objects Israel praises Canada’s G8 stance, insists no prior talks TRADE Canada’s strong loonie could boost tourism in northern New England Canada urges US to look at how it handled debt MILITARY Libya mission extension won’t be...

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LINKS May 27, 2011

May 27, 2011

BORDER Canada-US border security plan to be finished this summer Canada, US to press ahead with border clampdown NDP slams Tories over cutbacks to airport security staff Does a new Detroit-to-Windsor bridge matter to Ann Arbor? Canada pushes case for new Windsor bridge More Michigan respondents oppose...

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LINKS May 26, 2011

May 26, 2011

BORDER Harper, Obama meet for perimeter talks at G8 Harper to talk border security with Obama at G8 Border czar, Luc Portelance, top pick to lead RCMP: sources Duty dilemma: Canadian officials resist calls to change border limits Bikes will be allowed on bridge ...

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LINKS May 25, 2011

May 25, 2011

BORDER Canada should match US exemptions for cross-border travelers Ambassador Bridge files twin span EA papers US Customs unveils vessel reporting system The Special Relationship: What’s in a name? Registration opens for forum on Canada-US water agreement Invasive mussels stopped near...

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LINKS May 24, 2011

May 24, 2011

BORDER Who’s who on the US terror watch-list? More than terrorists it seems Canada’s refugee system is a dead end for terrorists WikiLeaks: Border guards feared Mohawks US advocate for incarcerated mothers prevented from entering Canada TRADE It’s cheaper to vacation south of the border [Ottawa...

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LINKS May 23, 2011

May 23, 2011

BORDER Investigation reveals security gaps in US-Canada border Undefended but also unpleasant How the US gets transportation policy wrong – and how to get it right Canada to share data on low-flying aircraft Develop rational policies that protect border residents and ecosystems ...

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