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The Keystone XL Pipeline Part 2: Understanding the Process and Cross-Border Complexities

Nov 20, 2014
The recent Senate vote did not end the ongoing debate over attempts to complete the Keystone XL Pipeline. And while the political debate is somewhat understood, the actual process and jurisdictional issues involved in a major cross-border undertaking are less clear. A recent panel convened by the Canada Institute attempted to provide some clarity. That’s the focus of this edition of REWIND.
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The Keystone XL Pipeline Part 1: Has the Debate Transcended the Issue?

Nov 03, 2014
The political debate over completion of the Keystone XL Pipeline has taken on a life of its own. The Wilson Center’s Canada Institute convened a panel to analyze and attempt to better understand the political debate surrounding the pipeline. That’s the focus of this edition of REWIND.
Nic Nanos

Most Canadians Say Environment Trumps Energy Prices

Oct 28, 2014
A majority of Canadians view environmental protection as being more important than energy prices and expect businesses to carry the burden of a carbon tax, according to a recent poll.
Image Credit “Cows”  courtesy of Flickr user JvL

TPP and Canada: Wishful Thinking on Supply Management?

Aug 26, 2014
As Canada wraps up its Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the EU, it remains deeply involved in another very ambitious multilateral negotiation: the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Canada became an observer to the TPP negotiations in 2010, but did not become a full member until 2012 because New Zealand, one of the founders of the TPP negotiations, and the United States held up Canada’s request due to concerns about Canada’s supply management of dairy, poultry, and eggs, as well as the longstanding U.S. complaint about Canada’s lack of protection for intellectual property rights. So when Canada and Mexico announced they would like to join the TPP negotiations, trade observers asked out loud if Canada would be willing to disband its supply management. Accession to the negotiations meant accepting the rules at the time of accession, and New Zealand, having liberalized its dairy industry over the last decade or so, was not about to give Canada a pass on supply management.

Canada Must Diversify its Energy Pitch to U.S.

Jul 18, 2014
"In addition to touting the benefits of the Keystone XL pipeline, Canadians should do more to talk up the benefits of their hydropower potential," writes Andrew Finn.

Canada and the United States: Differences that Count

Jul 14, 2014
Why do United States and Canada—while so close and seemingly so similar—remain different in so many ways? A new volume titled Canada and the United States: Differences that Count, edited by Canada Institute Director David N. Biette and David M. Thomas, looks at the similarities and differences between the two countries to help us learn from one another's experiences.

Latin American Program in the News: "Tough Slog for Canada to Change OAS"

Jun 11, 2014
Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson is quoted in this article about Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird's call for reforming the Organization of American States.

Robert Asselin on the EPA’s proposal to cut carbon emissions (in French)

Jun 03, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) plan to cut carbon emissions by 30% by 2030 represents one of the most significant policy moves of the Obama administration, and the U.S. government, to date.
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How Has Global Leadership Changed?

Apr 29, 2014
If a world leader had a do over, what would he do differently based on what he’s learned since leaving office? Former Canadian Prime Minister Joe Clark discusses the current state of global leadership.

On Keystone, Harper has no one to blame but himself

Apr 28, 2014
"What Canada does next to show the world we’re serious about climate change will have a great impact on our capacity to export natural resources, and on our future economic success. President Obama didn’t owe us a free pass. He was right not to give us one," writes Public Policy Scholar Robert Asselin.

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