In hockey, we need different lines. So it is with Canada-U.S. relations, where we need to use all of our elected talent playing at every level of government. Making the case with the administration on Capitol Hill and with states is a permanent campaign. It requires a thousand points of contact if we are to put the puck in the net for Canada.
“So are we done in Afghanistan, at least in terms of a major military commitment? Probably. But not necessarily… The road to success in Afghanistan now runs through NATO. Canadians have a special interest and commitment to NATO. We were present at its creation. While our commitment has not always been consistent, Canadians play a critical role in its development. As Riedel reminds us, what we decide will be closely watched in Washington and elsewhere. Hard decisions are still ahead of us before we sound the last post in Kandahar.”
From Macleans.ca by Luiza Ch. Savage on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 Canada’s biggest problem? America From protectionist policy to border security to environmental laws, our best friend is making our… Read more »
Oct. 2 2009 from CTV News Report The new U.S. Ambassador says Canada could be exempted from the controversial “Buy American” policy, if provinces open up their contracts to companies… Read more »
Sept. 12, 2009 National Post Wednesday’s White House meeting between Barack Obama and Stephen Harper is unlikely to ripple the surface in Washington. Unlike the president’s February visit to Ottawa,… Read more »
From Embassy The SPP’s Death Knell has Sounded Experts say: Canada is now in a prime position to devise a new way forward on North American relations by Jeff Davis… Read more »
Like it or not, know it or not, a vigorous Canada requires a robust America. It is critically important for Canadian security, livelihood and prosperity that we understand the changes taking place in America and their interplay with our own interests and the rest of the world. The changes – economic, demographic, regional – will have profound implications for Canadians, particularly as they relate to security and the border, economic integration, and policies for the environment and energy. The responsibilities of global primacy and a preoccupation with domestic concerns on the part of the U.S. mean that Canada, never top of mind in American calculations, must constantly, consistently and forcefully make its case.
May 11, 2009 National Post When Barack Obama looks out the window from the White House, chances are he sees the swing and play set for Malia and Sasha, just… Read more »
Excerpted from Policy Options April 2009 Smart partnership: building on the Obama visit The Founders constructed the American system on the basis of what James Madison called ‘competing interests’ and… Read more »
The Calgary Herald (Canada), January 31, 2009 by Mike Blanchfield Some say it’s misguided for Canada to be focusing on Obama when it should be concentrating on Congress.”Even though Obama… Read more »