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Canadians want to talk about Buy America!

Last Sunday’s Toronto Star Editorial  ‘Buy America’ is a wake-up call for Canada that I wrote with veteran US-Canada analyst Paul Frazer provoked a lot of feedback from Canadians concerned about Buy America.  I’ve been talking to some of them in radio call-in shows  John Gormley Live on News Talk 650 CKOM in Saskatoon (Sept 26), and […]

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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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DRIC at last?

About 30 percent of the goods sold between the U.S. and Canada are trucked across the Detroit River. The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel can’t handle tractor-trailers, leaving the 82-year-old Ambassador Bridge to handle all heavy truck traffic. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder stated on August 21 that he is confident a state bridge authority will be in place by […]

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Is There Life Beyond the Border?

The Obama and Harper governments have big plans to make the border easier for traders and travellers.  The Beyond the Border (BTB) initiative is the kind of high-level bilateral cooperation that we haven’t seen since the pre-NAFTA days.  But, unprecedented cooperation and nimble government footwork will be required to put meat on the bones of this agreement.  […]

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