Welcome to Bilateralist, a Washington, DC-based website devoted to Canada-U.S. relations. These pages have two goals. The first is to keep up with unfolding events in areas such as trade, border, and energy, through news stories, documents, blog posts, and updates from the American and Canadian embassies.
The second goal is to create a space for people who are interested in these topics to get to know each other. Look under the “Get to know…” banner to see who does what and what they like to drink and read. The “Events” section posts upcoming events in Washington, DC and elsewhere in Canada and the U.S.
This website is a work-in-progress. Please send your story links, relevant blog posts, speeches, reports, studies, upcoming events and suggestions. Please be in touch if you’d like to suggest yourself or another candidate to be profiled for the “Get to know…” section.
Look for the following Bilateralist.com features:
– Daily Links collects news stories from around the US and Canada on issues such as trade, border, energy, military, and diplomacy.
– Events lists upcoming congressional hearings, speeches by key lawmakers, think tank events, conferences, and official visits.
– Get to Know… collects 20–questions-style interviews, photos, and contact information of key people active in Canada-US relations including heads of association, lobbyists, scholars, diplomats, decision-makers, and journalists.
– Documents archives important source documents — from government reports to transcripts and press releases and statements.
– Video — collects relevant on-line video from Harper-Obama press conferences to the Blame Canada episode on South Park.
– Blog — posts by Luiza Ch. Savage.
I hope you’ll check it out and find it quick, easy, and useful way to keep up with important bilateral developments.
You can also follow me on Twitter under luizachsavage.
About Luiza Ch. Savage
Luiza Ch. Savage is the Washington correspondent for Maclean’s magazine, the national current affairs magazine of Canada. Born in Poland, she grew up in Calgary and Ottawa. She earned an economics degree from Harvard College and later a master’s degree from Yale Law School, which she attended as a Knight Foundation journalism fellow. She was a reporter at The Ottawa Citizen, The National Post, and The New York Sun before joining Maclean’s in 2005. She lives in a suburb of Washington, D.C., with her husband, Charlie Savage of The New York Times, and their two sons.