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Potash and BlackBerries: Is all foreign investment the same?

If RIM is targeted by foreign investors, the Canadian government will face tough choices regarding net benefits to Canada and implications for national security, argues Laura Dawson.  In a commentary for the Macdonald-Laurier Institute entitled Potash and BlackBerries: Should Canada treat all foreign direct investment the same? Dawson argues while the sale of Canada’s flagship intellectual property (IP) company to a foreign […]

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KXL Denial Not the Beginning of the End

In an OpEd published in ipolitics.ca, Stefania Bartucci and I argue that  while US actions on KXL have awakened Canada to the need to seek new energy markets on its own terms, but good politics are not always good business. Canada and the U.S. share both the problems and profits of the oil sands. Few would argue […]

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Border Deal News

The Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness Action Plan (a.k.a the Canada-U.S. Border Plan) looks like a great deal but the devil is in the details. Sustained political attention is needed to make sure that commitments are met.  Here’s Dawson talking about the deal on CTV News , quoted in Huffington Post, and in Canadian Press.

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Why the new Canada-US border deal is good for Ohio

With the new US-Canada border deal attracting so much attention in Canada, my Canada Institute colleague Paul Frazer and I thought it was important to generate some attention in the U.S., especially in border communities where better access to Canada for traders and travellers translates into easier participation in cross-border supply chains and regional economic growth. With presidential elections looming, it […]

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