LINKS April 28, 2011


Harper promises to move forward with border pact [Toronto Sun]

Harper insists security perimeter best bet for Canada [Toronto Star]

Bridge officials says Canadian traffic caused long border backups over Easter weekend [Watertown Daily Times - NY]

Attorney: Whatcom County man shined light at border helicopter, but agents were not in danger [Bellingham Herald - WA]

Man hindered border officer [Telegraph Journal]

Charges dropped in human smuggling case [Watertown Daily Times - NY]

Borders and bears: shared threats, shared futures []


US economic growth slows to 1.8 percent [Washington Post]

Marketing professor receives grant to study trade between US, Canada [Daily Toreador - Texas]


Petraeus would helm an increasingly militarized CIA [Washington Post]

Obama’s Pentagon and CIA picks show shift in how US fights [NY Times]

Panetta comes armed with background in budget fights [NY Times]

Push in UN for criticism of Syria is rejected [NY Times]

Suspected NATO strike kills at least 10 Libyan rebels in Misurata [Washington Post]

Aboriginal health concerns hamper oil sands growth [Postmedia News]

US government begins oil shale hearings in Utah [CP]

Forget oil shale, environmentalists tell BLM [Salt Lake Tribune - Utah]

Megaload report shows plans for ‘high-load corridor ‘ [Spokesman Review]

Keystone XL pipeline comment period underway through June 6 [The Cherokeean]

70-mile transmission line proposed in area (to operate pipeline pump stations) [The Daily Republic - Mitchell, SD]

National groups, Merrick board, weigh in on Keystone XL [Lincoln Journal Star - Nebraska]

Canada is selling itself as the alternative to Middle Eastern oil, but there are better options [The Mark]

Letter: Green jobs needed, not more tarsands [Chronicle Herald]

TransCanada bullies farmers: Friends of the Earth report []

LINKS April 27, 2011


Prosecution rests in border helicopter spotlight case [Bellingham Herald]

Indian reservation: a smuggler’s playground []

Commissioners approve Boundary port expansion [Statesman Examiner - WA]

Ex-terror accused loses first bid to sue government [Ottawa Citizen]

Montana US attorney reminds international students of their civil rights [Missoulian]

Navy engineers, scientists support new border protection operational integration center [Southern Maryland online]

US-Canada trade at center of new bridge debate []


‘Stop Canadian Trash Act’ to end waste imports into US []


Obama to nominate CIA director Leon Panetta as Defense Secretary [Washington Post]

Afghan pilot kills 9 Americans at Kabul airport [Postmedia News]

Afghan official blames local and international forces for allowing prison break [LA Times]

Harper ‘disappointed’ by Afghan jailbreak [Postmedia News]

Putin brands NATO strike assassination attempt as Libya threatens West []


Firms to build pipeline rivaling TransCanada plan [Wall Street Journal]

Nebraska country backs Keystone XL pipeline [AP]

Proposed pipeline will not pay off as predicted [Cherokeean, Texas]

Megaloads: A ‘game changer for Alberta’s oil sands developers‘ [The Spokesman Review]

Test megaload travels 100 miles, near Montana border [AP]

Saskatchewan approves carbon capture project [Globe and Mail]

Cenovus gets green light for oil sands expansion [Globe and Mail]

Today’s Links

LINKS Feb. 15, 2011

February 15, 2011
By Luiza Ch. Savage

Updated 4:32 pm EST WHO KNEW? Sask. mayor is best Facebook Scrabble player in North America BORDER Holes in border not acceptable, hearing told US deserves ‘total control’ over border, hearing told Michigan congresswoman to chair border hearing Terrorist security risk at northern border Denied...

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LINKS Feb. 14, 2011

February 14, 2011
By Luiza Ch. Savage

Updated 4:12 pm EST BORDER Cat-and-Mouse with border smugglers Sen. Bob Casey urges feds to combat increased airborne drug smuggling Sen. Sherrod Brown: Deploy radar to stop drug smuggling across US-Canada border New report raising alarm about US-Canada border Bissett: Fear not, Canada [Ottawa...

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LINKS Feb. 11, 2011

February 11, 2011
By Luiza Ch. Savage

Updated 2:01 pm EST BORDER Anderson: Border-security deal is not a hill on which Ignatieff should die Perimeter deal a move to “North American Union” Ivison: NORAD could be expanded to land and sea Hebert: Border plan optics are less than optimal US senators urge...

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LINKS FEB. 10, 2011

February 10, 2011
By Luiza Ch. Savage

Updated 5:33 pm EST BORDER Senators Gillibrand, Schumer support initiative to combat drug smuggling Border talks no threat to Canadian sovereignty US senators ask military to patrol northern border Opposition demands details of US-Canada border deal Military radar sought for northern border drug crackdown Congress may...

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LINKS Feb. 9, 2011

February 9, 2011
By Luiza Ch. Savage

Updated 4:00 pm EST BORDER Canada and US work for improved economic competitiveness A north american perimeter threatens national sovereignty Border deal plays to Tory narrative: pollsters More than shades of SPP in perimeter deal Macdonald: Voices of cultural doom wrong again D’Aquino & Hart:...

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LINKS Feb. 8, 2011

February 8, 2011
By Luiza Ch. Savage

Updated 4:47 pm EST BORDER Canadians favour integrated border with US: poll American truckers support border talks Study reveals only 32 miles of border secured Hogg questions Canada-US border agreement More agents, resources expected at border with Mexico Higgins seeks talks on...

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LINKS Feb. 7, 2011

February 6, 2011
By Luiza Ch. Savage

Updated 2:24 pm EST BORDER Canada-US border deal far from certain Napolitano: A shared vision for homeland and economic security The security perimeter imaginarium of Dr. Harper NY Congresswoman praises US-Canada border agreement Welland MP doesn’t want US to decide for Canada ...

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LINKS FEB. 4, 2011

February 3, 2011
By Luiza Ch. Savage

TRADE Alberta premier says reliance on U.S. market makes Canada “vulnerable” BORDER U.S., Canada reach security agreement Harper, Obama agree to integrate border, creating security and trade perimeter Reality check: is northern border a bigger threat than Mexican border? Myers and Nantais: Harmonizing our border makes sense...

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Links Feb. 3, 2011

February 2, 2011
By Luiza Ch. Savage

BORDER Maine officials fear border allows drug trafficking (Kennebec Journal) Canada playing with a weak hand ahead of Harper-Obama meeting (Windsor Star) Tories accused of secrecy on border-security deal with U.S. (Globe & Mail) Visas for cross-border travel not on radar: U.S. ambassador (CBC) Canadian firms lobby for streamlined border (CTV) Canada rejects U.S. senator’s...

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