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Buy America is a wake-up call for Canada

The Buy America provisions of the proposed American Jobs Act do not intentionally  target Canada but they will disrupt cross-border supply chains.  In an OpEd published in the Toronto Star, Paul Frazer and I argue that the Buy America crisis is another example of how Canada and the United States need to move from crisis management […]

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Dawson an MLI Senior Fellow

With the addition of Professor Ben Perrin, Laura Dawson, Ph.D., Professor Stephen Blank, and Brigadier-General James Cox as Senior Fellows, the Macdonald-Laurier Institute is poised to tackle even more pressing issues facing Canada’s federal government. Our new scholars are recognized experts in their fields of Canada-U.S. relations, trade, defence, human rights, and immigration and we are delighted […]

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“…we remember with gratitude and affection…”

Excerpt from a letter from President Obama to Prime Minister Harper, September 10, 2011: “On the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001, we remember with gratitude and affection how the people of Canada offered us the comfort and friendship and extraordinary assistance that day and in the following days, by opening their airports, homes, and […]

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Canada publishes stakeholder comments on borders and regs

As the clock ticks down on the Canada-US Beyond the Border and Regulatory Cooperation initiatives, businesses and interest groups are taking advantage of the public comment process to influence the governmental agendas for these programs.  The US sought comments on regulatory cooperation through a Federal Register notice while Canada established a dedicated consultation website.  Both of […]

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