Just launched! To recognize the 100th Anniversary of the Boundary Waters Treaty, the International Joint Commission (IJC) has launched a new website (http://bwt.ijc.org) with a searchable database of its reports and orders of approval from 1914 to present. The Centennial Website portrays how Canada and the United States cooperate on transboundary environmental issues.
|2. The following link will bring you to a series of policy papers, prepared by a group of American and Canadian experts, who were part of an independent project organized by Carleton University to discuss recommendations to advance Canadian interests with the new U.S. Administration and Congress. The papers' themes include the border, defence cooperation, the Arctic, the energy-environment nexus, competitiveness, institutional linkages, the fallout from the financial crisis, the Americas, and the engagement with the United States and other key allies. The complete discussion was held at a Conference in Ottawa on December 8th, 2008 and will be presented as a strategy document on effective Canadian engagement of the next U.S. Administration to the Prime Minister and premiers on January 20, 2009, the U.S.Presidential inauguration. |
3. Final Report of the Carleton University Canada-U.S. Project: "From Correct to Inspired: A Blueprint for Canada-U.S. Engagement." This paper is a set of recommendations made to the Government of Canada following an extensive nine month research project.
Early Visit to Canada by President Obama Offers Unique Opportunity to Re-Shape the Canada-United States Partnership Thomas d'Aquino, Chief Executive and President of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives stresses the unique opportunity for Canadian leadership to re-shape relationship with the United States early on.
|4. Background briefing on canadian oil sands and climate change- prepared by US Consul General Tom Huffaker |
As a new administration looks to strengthen U.S. energy security while also addressing climate change, few developments will appear to highlight the tension between those objectives more starkly than the ramp-up of Canadian oil sands production. In reality, increasing oil sands output should not be unmanageable from a CO2 perspective relative to other petroleum sources. View Full Report thru link above.
The above article was written by Maryscott Greenwood and S. Jane Moffat of the Canadian American Business Council.
We read with interest last week’s article in The Globe and Mail by our friends, the five former Canadian ambassadors to Washington, most of whom we had the honour to work with during our service in Canada. Their cogent thoughts on the future of the Canada-U.S. dynamic inspired us to write a few of ours.
| 7. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Canada Institute “Beyond the Border Observer” |
Monitoring the Canada/U.S. Regulatory Cooperation Council & the Beyond the Border Action Plans.