Canada Institute News
Governance of Regional Transit Systems: Washington, New York, and Toronto
After reviewing the history, structure, and challenges of three regional transit agencies in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Toronto, Canada Institute Public Policy ScholarAnne Golden examines the governance arrangements of each in relation to widely accepted principles of good governance. To download the full text of the publication, click here.
- BOEHNER TO VISIT CANADA? Ambassador Gary Doer and Member of Parliament Rob Merrifield extended an invitation to US House Speaker John Boehner to visit the Canadian House of Commons. The potential trip would focus on bilateral economic and energy issues including the Keystone XL pipeline.
- LAC-MÉGANTIC ANNIVERSARY. June 5 marked the one year anniversary of the tragic Lac-Mégantic train explosion that killed 47 people. In the year since, the community continues to rebuild. Both the US and Canadian governments havebeen working to address the safety implications of transporting crude by rail. Even with new standards, tension over the crude trains remains.
- TPP. The NDP is criticizing the Harper government for making the ongoing TPP negotiations too secretive. Some groups worry that the last minute change ofvenue from Vancouver to Ottawa will hurt the talk’s transparency. Reports from the negotiations indicate that progress is being made on labor rights laws butmore work needs to be done. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reportedlywants a deal done by the end of the year.
- ROUND UP
Who Owns the Arctic?
As part of our event Arctic 2014: Who Gets a Voice and Why it Matters, the Wilson Center produced a five video series featuring experts from the event.
- Part 1: Focus on the Arctic
- Part 2: Is Sustainable Development Possible?
- Part 3: Who Makes the Rules?
- Part 4: Focus on China
- Part 5: Focus on Russia
Differences That Count
Canada Institute Director David Biette is the co-editor of the Fourth edition ofDifferences that Count. Available here.
Alternative North Americas: What the U.S. & Canada Can Learn From Each Another
Former foreign service officer David Jones pulls no punches as he explores the challenges facing Canada and the United States in their tight and close relationship. To download the full text of the publication, click here.