Canada Institute News
- CANADA MUST DIVERSIFY ITS ENERGY PITCH. Canada Institute program associate Andrew Finn writes about the need for a more diverse energy discussion in North America.
- U.S. DOT PROPOSES NEW RULES FOR OIL TRAINS. US Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx unveiled new rules for transporting oil by rail car this week. The rules call for a rapid phase out of older cars, new limits on speed, and better braking. The rules are now subject to a 60-day comment period.
- ALBERTA FINANCES PALE COMPARED TO OTHER NA ENERGY PRODUCERS. While Alberta remains the largest producer of energy in Canada, its government does not reap the same benefits as those of other oil and gas rich states and provinces. However, the province is increasingly the economic engine of the country.
- The NHL UNVEILS PLAN TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE. The NHL released a new report on the need to address climate change before it significantly affects the growth of the sport.
- SOUTH KOREA AS AN ARCTIC SHIPPING HUB. South Korea hopes that melting Arctic ice and an open Northwest Passage will make it a global energy storage and trading hub.
Who Owns the Arctic?
As part of our event Arctic 2014: Who Gets a Voice and Why it Matters, the Wilson Center produced a 7-part 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
- Part 6: Focus on the United States
- Part 7: Regional or Global Resource?
Differences That Count
Canada Institute Director David Biette is the co-editor of the fourth edition of Canada and the United States: Differences that Count. More information here.
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 Scholar Anne Golden examines the governance arrangements of each in relation to widely accepted principles of good governance. Download the publication 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. Download the full text of this e-publication here.